“The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham…Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab” (Matthew 1:1,5).
Matthew’s genealogy of our Lord includes the names of three women that racially and morally we would not have expected. While our religious sensibilities might respond that it was for such as these that Christ died, we may not be as quick to realize that it was from such as these that Christ was birthed. The salvation that God has accomplished isn’t from a lineage of flawless saints but a long history of flawed sinners. When your past is coupled with your faith it leads to a glorious genealogy of God’s sovereign triumph over human sin and weakness.