December 05, 2021
This Advent season, we are learning about the five women named in Jesus' family tree in Matthew 1:1-17. The second woman is Rahab, mother of Boaz. A Canaanite living in the city of Jericho, Rahab is often remembered for her illicit business. However, her trust and belief in the power of God, along with her dedication to her community, are a witness to her presence in Jesus' genealogy. Her story is a proclamation that God can use any one of us, even using the worst of us, in the holy work of redemption.