I came to the realization today I am a Hobbit.
The Jews have always seen their genealogical records as being very important, and have carefully kept elaborate family trees. Jesus family tree is listed in two of the gospels. I am one of the new breed of Christian Hobbits ......I qualify indeed as a Hobbit, in my spare time I am working on the World Tree (wikitree) where every person one day will have one single profile honouring their existence by being recorded on the tree. Any we miss or get wrong I am sure we can correct from the Lord’s “book of Life” one day. You see we are not the first to record the lives of everyone who ever existed in the world ....He has the Hardcopy, even in my Hobby (Hobbit) time I am doing something for God.....
For me it is a way of keeping the commandment to honour your parents – my problem being that I didn’t know who one of my parents actually was, so how do I honour them? Thanks to Ancestry DNA and a lot of Genealogy work I am finding my missing family. This leads me to what I think is a great truth, we need to know where we come from to really know ourselves.
In the past the only comfort for adoptee’s and abandoned children, was to know that ultimately we all come from God. We are His creation and His children and that fact gave me great comfort over the years. God was the only Father I ever knew. But God makes a promise in the Bible to we who I truly believe can class ourselves as orphans in a sense.
He is keeping that promise to us with Science as DNA reveals secrets hidden in the dark. Whether a good outcome or a bad one, I think it is better to know: -
I feel it is Divine Justice that we can find out because I believe for a multitude of reasons that we have a right to know, but it all happens in God’s Timing.