1 Chronicles 6:3, “The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.” (NIV)
There are numerous passages in Scripture that document, or chronicle, genealogies. It can be tempting to gloss over the mass sections of names – many of which we don’t recognize. But if we do that we can easily ignore the underlying implications. So what is significant about these verses? What makes them important to read, or ponder? Sure, they signify the vast, detailed legacy of the Israelites. The Hebrew culture has long appreciated its patriarchs. The people of Israel have taken pleasure in knowing their history and heritage, as they should. But to me there is something more being communicated in passages such as 1 Chronicles 6. Something truly special and meaningful: everyone of us is a part of God’s incredible creation story.
In this vein of thought, everyone has a place. Everyone has a purpose. Our very existence is no mistake. God desired it, and brought it to fruition. None of us are the product of random, accidental circumstances. No, were conceived by God’s providence to experience, and enjoy, life. In other words, we have been woven into the fabric of God’s beautifully elaborate creative tapestry – the tapestry that is still being expanded every day. So fix your gaze to see it. Open your mind to believe it. And unlock you heart to receive it. To the God responsible for the beautiful creative tapestry be all praise. All honor. All glory.
Kevin Orr (9/2/2018)