Jesus came to restore the brokenness that we find in this world. Matthew presents Him as the promised King by recounting an entire history of brokenness. Starting with Abraham and moving forward each person in Jesus’ line brings in their own failures. Each new generation added new areas of brokenness to the family that would eventually produce the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.
The history of Jesus’ family is much like the history of the world. Man goes from one failure to another. We as a people tend to break rather than heal. But Jesus changed all that.
He was born into a line of kings that seemed broken without remedy. There seemed to be no hope left for the once proud line of David the king. But then Jesus was born and a new kind of king began to reign. A king whose kingdom is not of this world. A king who brings with Him all the promises of God and gives them to His people. A king who does not fail. A king who is not driven by ambition or greed or any of the motivations it seems that human kings and leaders are driven by. Jesus came not to take but to give. Not to be served but to serve.
When Jesus was born, the broken hope of all the world was broken no more. He brought healing to the nations and light for those who lived in darkness. He came to redeem people just like the ones in this list of His family. People like you, people like me.
He wants to heal your brokenness today and use you to restore the hopes of those who are in your life, would you allow Him to work through you?