Saturday, December 31, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed
- By Hans Zeiger
The first chapter of Matthew's Gospel opens the New Testament with a genealogy. It is a Christmas list-not a wish list, but a Providential list. It is the outworking of God's Hand in the generations through history, culminating in the birth of Christ.
Matthew 1:17 summarizes the genealogy. "So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations." Fourteen is a Providential number.
Today, two thousand years after the incarnation, we are no less a part of God's great story than the Old Testament prophets and kings, or the New Testament disciples. What wonders might God have in store for America at the brink of 2006? Is there a Fourteenth Generation somewhere in the nation's wings, ready to act upon some great plan of destiny? .........
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