Part of the Family

For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Gal 3:26
And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Gal 4:6-7

The commercial is about a man that believes his ancestry is Italian. Then he sends a DNA sample to ancestry.com and the results return – he’s of Scottish ancestry.

In my own family, I’ve always been told that my dad’s family was Swedish. Grandma Swanson would talk about who came over on the boat, how her parents and grandparents could speak Swedish but they preferred to speak and teach the kids English, since they lived in the new land of America.

On my mom’s side, it’s gets a bit more muddled. Hook, my grandfather’s name, could be of English Anglo-Saxon descent from Hooke.
Wise, a great-grandfather, may also be English or the Germanic Weiss. Butler, my great-grandmother, might be Norman/French ancestry.
I think it would be interesting to do the DNA test and find out.

However, DNA testing hasn’t always been available. My grandmother supplied much of the ancestral information to me. She told me of the Kuhn’s of Switzerland, that eventually became the Coon’s of East Texas. Most of the information was word of mouth.

Certainly the ancestry of the Bible wasn’t done through DNA but by written and oral record.
Jesus own genealogy is given in two ways – through His [step] dad, Joseph, and His mother, Mary. (Matthew 1, Luke 3)
I wonder what His DNA would reveal. It would contain the sinfulness of generations before Him, though He was sinless. It would be the record of thieves, adulterers, idolaters, and murderers. It would contain the lines of kings, both good and bad.
And yet in His DNA would be something different. The DNA of a holy Father.
You can have this DNA when you accept Him as your Savior. Through Him you become part of the family.

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