Friday, 1 April 2011

Seeing the unexpected

When we think about Genesis 37-50 which characters automatically stand out? Joseph is the obvious answer after all he is the only one with a musical based on him. Jacob stands out as the one whose chronology it is. But I think I've always been a bit blinded to Judah's role in the story and of his transformation throughout the story, from the one who plots the sale of Joseph, who leaves his brothers so he can live like a Canaanite - by his appetites, to the one who offers himself in Benjamin's place and ultimate established the line which through David will lead to Christ. Judah is a real testament to God's grace and its transformational power, and a reminder of what we were and are now and why we have no room for boasting except in the cross of Christ.

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