Friday, June 29, 2012


From my journal on June 20:

Matthew 1:1-17; The Genealogy of Jesus 
Tamar. Rahab. Ruth. 
I've read it many times before, but it strikes me again that these are the women included in Jesus' family line. None of them Israelites - all of them outsiders. And yet, they weren't just humored and allowed to watch God's plans unfold from the sidelines. No, they were integral in the greatest rescue mission of all time.
How often do I look at the "outsiders" around me - the non-believers, the international women across the parking lot - and imagine the role God has for them in His Kingdom?
Jesus, help me to pursue these people for your heart and dreams for them - not just because it's what I "should do." Help me to see them as you do: as integral players in an eternal drama.


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