Tamar, a widow who bribed her father in law to sleep with her...Rahab, a prostitute...Bathsheba, the object of David's misguided affections...what do all of these women have in common? They were all in the line of Jesus. God is so amazing to use weak, imperfect people as his vessels for greatness.
I have family members who came to the United States on the Mayflower. I bet those pilgrims never imagined that one day they would have a great, great, great, great...granddaughter who was part of a mission traveling to Mexico to bring the gospel and message of Jesus to people there.
I may never completely comprehend the impact that those who came before me who were faithful followers of Christ have on my life. My mother and father, my grandparents, my great grandparents, my great great grandparents. They weren't perfect people. God used them to bring more people into the world who would make a difference for Him. Their heritage of faith is an important part of who I am today.