Did you ever notice how the genealogies in the Bible have really caught on, and now everybody is doing it on sites like ancestry.com. Julius Cezar Meredith, my great grandfather, began his family's (I think with the hope of proving that the first treasurer of the U.S. who was a Meredith and who had loaned beaucoup thousands to begin our country's banking, would be entitled to a pay-back with interest.) Then one of my dad's cousins picked up the torch and made genealogy books for the family. My mother, at a certain age which I resemble, began researching her family's genealogy, reading books, using family stories, etc. One vacation I spent much of my free time helping her get it organized. (Her alzheimers was a-coming and when it came, things were lost.) What began as a few pages, now with the internet and ancestry.com, has become 300+pages of our lineage in fine print, just on my side, going back to the 300 A.D's. It is amazing. And no, I haven't traced it back to Jesus, though I think there was an adoption going on into His family, but I have traced it back to Noah and even Adam and Eve by researching my Bible. Does that count? And guess what? They have all sinned. Everyone is a black sheep in my family. But that's not the end of the story, His story.
History is His story. History has always been about a father looking for his son, his daughter to bring them to His kingdom. He does everything possible to seek after them, hence the Hound of Heaven. Now, it is time to go back past all the begets and regrets to our true Father. We've got roots in royalty!