When you consider the lineage of Jesus, it would seem an unlikely source for the Savior of the World, the Holy Son of God, to come from. We often presume our past defines us. The truth is, God uses our past to DIRECT us into His plans and places for us in life. Though Jesus’ earthly lineage had it’s baggage, Jesus was not dependent on His past to establish His reign and future. His past brought Him to His present, but it was the power of God in Jesus that determined His today and tomorrow. The same can be true for us each day.