In the movie Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold is determined to have a perfect Christmas. After faulty lights, neighbor conflicts, a house full of wacky relatives, he is on the verge of a break down. During the holiday season, it is easy for our family to drive us to the edge of a break down. We all have some Cousin Eddie’s in our family. Jesus had some knots/nuts on His family tree as well. Liars. Adulterers. Criminals. Prostitutes. Polygamists. Murderers. You’ll find all these dysfunctional types in Jesus’ ancestry. Could the Savior of the world actually be descended from a lowly prostitute, a chronic liar, a corrupt king, and incest? Absolutely. And that’s what makes God’s promise of grace all the more amazing.
BIG IDEA: Jesus came not only from messed up people, but for messed up people.
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