There you are again, friend. I am so glad you are here with me again as I sit here looking out my bedroom window, listening to the summer bugs get louder. I can see the light from the sun as it shifts through trees and areas that were once covered by shadow, are becoming lit up.
Just like those dark areas, our lives were once covered in sin but now they are filled with Jesus light inside of us, making us brand new. Do you remember last week when I told you I had something exciting to share? Something that I had discovered in God’s word?
I am going to share that with you now! Some of you, or all of you may know this already but you can still still celebrate with me eh?
It all started when I was shopping online and discovered a Lego movie called, Jericho. Yes, the Bible story! It was a steal for only $10.00 on Ebay and I knew my kids would love it and that I could incorporate it into their homework.
It was created by another home school family whose parents were film producers and had passed along that skill to their kids, making it a family event to remember. (I think there’s even a part 2!)
It was hilarious and had my kids cracking up at every turn. Okay, I was too!
I want to hone in on the lady, Rahab in the story. If you do not know who Rahab was, she was a prostitute of the town who lived on the edge of society. Literally and socially. Her inn was built right into the city’s wall, making it a prime business pad.
You can read more about her in the book of Joshua, and she is also mentioned in the Hall of Faith in Hebrews chapter 11, James 2:25 and Matthew 1:5.
Remember the spies that were sent by Joshua to scout out the land of Jericho? They had planned on staying the night in this inn, but the police got a tip on the plan and headed over to nab the spies.
Rahab had already hid them, being the survivor she was, because she knew that these Israelites had a track record of winning battles with the help of their God. She knew her hometown would soon be taken over and so took measures to ensure the safety of her family.
Through this act, the spies were kept safe from harm and they returned the favor when it came time to take over the city.
Note that sometimes we are inclined to turn the Rahab types away in our hearts, but God works through anyone He wants to and shows mercy to all who seek it.
We tend to think of Rahab’s sin when we think on her story but God remembers her faith!
This is very encouraging to me!
And because God is so good and had a plan all along, Rahab was spared and ended up marrying one of the spies named Salmon, not pronounced like the fish.
Guess who their child was????
Can you take a wild guess??
Or a calm guess would work too….
Yes, Ruth’s eventual husband!
Rahab would eventually become Ruth’s other mother-in-law!
See Matthew 1:5 for this fact nestled into many other words where Jesus family line is shared.
Moral of the story today?
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