Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our Ancestors

Are the days when the family history are listed hard for you to follow? Some days they are really difficult for me.

Do you know why they are important? Do you know why God continually wanted them in His Word for us to read? So, that we would realize that He is a living God and these events happened to real people in real time our faith relates to a time in our world history. We are able to relate the two. Other religions do not have specific times and people to back up their faith with time lines along with the historical moments around them.

I'm not going to act like I've got all these family lines down, after all it is hard for me to keep my own family lines straight sometimes, but I know it matters. It is important to God and that is why we have it. It is why we remember them and have them.

Sweet blessings,


P. S. Over the next week we will pray for Africa and different aspects of this country. Today's focus is the disease in Africa. In Africa, a very high prevalence of malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis. Did you know that malaria kills more than twice as many as AIDS and TB in Africa ? The people have very shortened lifespans and the illnesses put a hard ship on most families. Clean water is not a disease itself, but it contributes to the spread of the diseases. So today pray for more awareness and help for the situations facing the diseases in Africa. Every 45 seconds, a child in Africa dies from malaria. Check out Nothing but nets. net and send a mosquito net to help save a life today!


Nikole Hahn said...

Great point!

Frankie said...

As I was reading the scripture this morning, I was wondering why there such a detailed account of Esau's family? But like you said, perhaps it is to show us these were real people and events.