My name is Ron Meacock. I was raised in Liverpool during the Beatles era as an Engineer. I was called by God to ministry through Bible College and Church Army. In 1979, my family and I emigrated to Canada and was later ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada in Toronto. My call is to bring people of all ages to faith in Christ. I live in beautiful Hastings in Ontario on the Trent River with my wife Madeline.
My wife, Madeline, and I read a section from our Bible each morning with our prayers. As it happens we had just finished off Malachi and begun the Gospel of Matthew with its genealogy (or list of descendants from Abraham to Jesus - see also a similar genealogy from Adam to Jesus in Luke 3.23-38.)
We were intrigued to read this morning of three important women mentioned in the three sets of fourteen descendants in Matthew 1.1-17. It's worth pausing to think how they were important to these early Christian writers.