These four women: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba have something in common. They are grandmothers in Jesus' family tree! Grandmothers!
Some had affairs, were prostitutes, they lied and were truly not the starry eyed perfect princesses.
💕 But God chose them..... These four broken women.
And that's why the artist Tricia Robinson gave them crowns. A symbol of grace and love from our Creator and Redeemer.
“The family tree of Christ startingly notes not one woman but four. Four broken women-women who felt like outsiders, like has-beens, like never-Beens.
Women who were weary of being taken advantage of, of being unnoticed, and Uncherished and unappreciated; women who didn't fit in, who didn't know how to keep going, what to believe, where to go- women who had thought about giving up.
And Jesus claims exactly these who are
And worn out
He grafts you into His line and His story and His heart, and He gives you His Name, his lineage, his righteousness."
✨ Wow.....powerful yet such tender grace.
May we all walk forth this day, this advent, this new year with new eyes to see grace in more beautiful ways and give grace to others and receive grace from God as well.
To God be the glory. Amen and amen.
Artist - Tricia Robinson