2018 FEB 17 – Matthew 1:10
and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah,
Today I went up to Eisenhower State Park outside Dennison, Texas for a walk. About the time I get there, it stops raining and becomes a beautiful day. I got to take some good shots.
For the past ten days, the verses in Matthew have been about the genealogy of Jesus Christ. It is most definitely a man’s world as it talks about the father of and the father of, but at some point, it will get to Mary, mom.
Funny isn’t it? It only takes the man a few minutes, which leads to a woman to carry the baby for nine months. But yet, it is the man who gets the recognization. In some cultures, men are still dominant over their wives. As if the women are looked down upon when without them there would be no children. Sure it takes two, but I sure wish this part of the Bible said, Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and Rachel, Hezekiah and Hephzibah, etc.
These are the thoughts I had when I passed the stump in the photo.
Here is a song by Paul Simon, KodaChrome:
When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It’s a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of education
Hasn’t hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
So mama, don’t take my photo-eye away.