The Legacy of Christmas

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We are shaped by the people in our family who go before us. Our parents, grandparents, our great-grandparents all influence who we are today. Our personality, our preferences, our mannerisms, the sports teams we love, the music we listen to, the kind of food we cook — all bear the marks of those in our family who have gone before us. And the women in Jesus’ genealogy all left a particular mark…Uriah’s wife. We know her as Bathsheba. It’s a messy story one that again, we find surprising she is listed in Jesus’ family. Yet, it is a reminder that what went before us isn’t as important as what we leave behind.