This is Us: Scattered (Theological Anthropology in Genesis, 5/6)
Those genealogies, y'all. They're long, and the names throw us off (JoBob. JoBob? JoBob!). But somewhere in there, all those humans with those names decided to build a tower alllll the way to the heavens. Like the one our #churchfriends built, with those cups, maybe? But out of baked bricks, and all the way to the Heavens. It turns out, God decided humans should be scattered. Diverse, with many cultures, and many languages. Sometimes we use those genealogies, those lists of names of humans, to find identity in those multitudes of scattered cultures and languages. They're long, but they're important. They bring all of us back to God. Not all the same, but all important. Brought together not by a tower, or an ideology- not because we are alike- but because all are loved by God. Thanks be to God.