“Your family and your kingdom are permanently secured. I’m keeping my eye on them!” 2 Samuel 7:16
The words of God, in the scripture above, were sent through a messenger to Nathan, who then passed them on to David. God wanted David to get the details of how he would become the king, and how his lineage would be linked to Jesus. Think how much easier it is today to send a message through e-mail, Facebook, Linkedin, or Twitter!
Through the water of our baptism, we are linked to Jesus and are granted a place on his family tree. However, we tend to be more concerned about where we live, our jobs and position, and our possessions. Let us spend time during Advent revisiting our heritage.
Dear Lord, help us to keep our eyes on the empty manger as we long for the birth of Jesus. Amen.