Everybody has a heritage; everybody has the facts and legends and histories and experiences and reflections and DNA that have been handed down to us by the generations that preceded us.
There are aspects of our heritage for which we praise you always; there are aspects of our heritage for which we praise you anyhow.
Lord, help us to embrace our heritage that we might live up to it and that we might live beyond it.
We thank you for those who came before us to pave the way for us; we thank you for your grace that enabled them to be and that empowered them to be part of your purpose.
Jesus had a heritage and so do we; lead us to learn from both his and ours of the power of your grace.
“An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1).
© 2011 Michael L. Ruffin