My Musings – “Nobody knows what anticipation is anymore. Everything is so immediate.” (Joan Jett). Anticipation is not something we do well in this age of instant gratification. But perhaps we never have.
Generations came and went. And still the Jews waited for their promised Messiah. As Matthew points out “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 Christ.” (Matthew 1:17, NIV 1984). Forty-two generations from the time the promise was first given, until its ultimate fulfillment.
An aged nomadic couple with no prospects for children. Perhaps Abraham and Sarah had once anticipated the prospect of children, but that hope had withered into old age. Yet the one who made the promise, was faithful. The childless couple, would grow into a dynasty that would later fall into exile and occupation.
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