Who is Joda?
Luke 3: 26 “the son of Joda”
This name along with his grandson Semein is unique in this ancestry of Jesus. There isn’t any similar names nor is there any definition and neither is he listed anywhere else in the Old Testament.
There isn’t anyone like him.
And there isn’t anyone like you also!
I have just had a few days rest beside the sea. Yesterday the sea battered the sea walls shooting huge waves into the air. This powerful energy was attractive but it can also of course be devastating, which breaks into pieces anything that stands in its way.
What do you fear? Is it the sea?
Are you being knocked about? Are the attacks coming like wave after wave crashing in on you? Is your circumstance speaking louder than you can think?
But there was something else that I walked on in the last few days that is as powerful and even more so.
Genesis 22: 17 “I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.” This was the promise to Abraham.
A recent newspaper article stated: “Viewed at a magnification of over 250 times real life, tiny grains of sand are shown to be delicate, colourful structures as unique as snowflakes. When seen well beyond the limits of human eyesight, the miniature particles are exposed as fragments of crystals, spiral fragments of shells and crumbs of volcanic rock.”
God’s promise to Abraham is that his descendants (that is Joda, you and me) would be colourful structures as unique as snowflakes.
There is no one like you! You are unique, Joda!