Your Story

As Mom told it, a train came through Lundar, Manitoba, in the 1940’s, recruiting people to work at Small Arms, a plant in the Toronto area. She signed on and later, met and married my Dad–all within three weeks.

Dad worked his parents’ farm near Brampton, Ontario, but for some reason, they decided to try out Lundar as a job location.

So at the tender age of ‘I don’t know’ we three flew to Lundar where my farmer Dad got a job as a swing shift worker on the cats (caterpillars) that delivered supplies across the frozen lakes of the north. (See his books “Two Years North of 53 degrees” and “Letters from north of 53 degrees”) After two years of frostbite, we were back in Ontario with a baby brother in tow.

Now, I tell you that so I can ask you this: Do you know anything about your family history?

I thought I knew lots but I wish now that I’d asked so many more questions.

Matthew took great care to document Jesus’ genealogy. Here are some of the highlights.

Verse 1 – This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham

Verse 17 – Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.

Verse 18 – This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about.

So what is your story?

Prayer – Lord, remind us not to skip over what seems dull at the moment… for every word is precious. Amen

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