Title: The Unexpected Choice
Series: Origin Story
Author: Randy Tomko

God makes the unexpected choice over and over again throughout Scripture.

Like Leah, you may feel unseen. You may feel unheard. You may feel unwelcome or unwanted. Like Judah, you may feel disconnected from God and adrift in a sea of misguided cultural immorality.

But God sees you!

He hears you and he longs to draw you into His embrace and never let you go…

“Judah, your brothers shall praise you;
    your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;
    your father’s sons shall bow down before you.
Judah is a lion’s cub;
    from the prey, my son, you have gone up.
He stooped down; he crouched as a lion
    and as a lioness; who dares rouse him?
10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
    nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
until tribute comes to him;[a]
    and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.

Genesis 49:8-10 (ESV)