Caroline has a new picture book that tells the lineage of Christ in a sing-songy, Dr. Seuss-ish way.
I love it that Jesus was adopted. I love it that the book of Matthew proves that Jesus was of the right lineage to be Messiah not by showing his maternal, biological, fleshly ancestry, (which was also “Messiah worthy,”) but by showing his paternal and adoptive ancestry. I love it that our adoption to the heavenly Father hinges on Jesus’ adoption to an earthly dad.
If it isn’t humbling enough that God entered mortal flesh as an infant, He also allowed Himself to be adopted and parented by a mere man. God turns human reason on its head. What a humble yet majestic and mysterious God we serve.