Saturday, 17 December 2016

The Great Cover Up

Matthew 1:6-11
And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

She who must not be named - 
The wife of Uriah
aka Bathsheba
carefully disguised
in a genealogy
rooting Jesus
Son of God
firmly
in a line of ordinary
flawed
messed up folk
rooting Jesus
alongside the 
flawed
messed up folk
of every age.
Inviting those 
who would follow him today
to be among
the flawed
and messed up
and especially with those
whose names
have been erased
finding in the eyes of the overlooked
the face of God with us today.


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