This is the record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Matthew 1:1 NET
Jesus had a history, was part of a plan, appeared in the last days, when, according to God’s timetable, the right time had come. The Sovereign did not decide on some pretty day to send his Son into the world. It was the conclusion of a long process of preparation, in order to have the greatest possible success, to fulfill the objective of saving many.
To those who know little of the Old Testament, Christ’s genealogy seems a tiring list of names. To those who understand, however, that the Almighty had been working for generations in behalf of humanity, each name represents an important step toward redemption.
For Christians, that beautiful history is now ours.