Dear Tamar

Dear Tamar
“Your past isn’t too for you to be a part of Jesus’ lineage.”
[[Based on a True Story: Genesis 38]]

 

Dear Tamar,

Your wicked husband died, you then marry his brother, he too died. When you realized his next to kin wasn’t going to be given to you, you took matters in your own hands and slept with their father, your in-law, deceivingly. Quite a narrative you got there. You did what you had to do, no judgment. But, I question this. How is it that you a part of Jesus’ lineage? Totally odd, we only expect there to be virtuous people to stem from His ancestry.

I was shocked to see your name written in the lineage of Jesus. If this sin didn’t prevent you from being in His lineage then can it prevent you from making it to heaven now? Seeing He died to atone our sins. (This is quite a controversial question I posed.) When we get to heaven, I believe we all will be shocked to see how many names that will be written in the Book of Life.

Modern day Tamar, you have a past and your present is still making payment for it. You had sex before marriage. You had two children out as the outcome of the fornication. That was years ago. You buried it. You made peace with God but society refuses to forgive and forget. They’re constantly reminding you of that past. God forgives you. Jesus intercedes for you. Don’t let people incarcerate you when God has emancipated you.

 

Strongly together & Inspired by,

Friend

 

Is this “your story?” Can you identify with Tamar? Do you empathize with her? Is her issue your issue? Here is the call to action: Share this post to help other women who need this. Please, use the hashtags #MyStoryIsInTheBible #IAmTamar.

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