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You Have His DNA: Humanity's Singular Inheritance


You Have His DNA: Humanity's Singular Inheritance



From the moment of our birth, each of us carries a unique genetic load, a legacy that connects us with our parents in an intimate and profound way. It's a scientific fact that half of our genetic material comes from our father, and the other half from our mother, thus forming a total of 46 chromosomes. Within these chromosomes reside our genes, which determine a wide variety of traits, from the color of our skin and hair to our height and predisposition to certain diseases. Essentially, all the information that defines us as individuals is encoded in our genes.


Genes are divided into two main categories: dominant and recessive. Dominant genes are those that are directly expressed in our physical characteristics, while recessive genes remain latent until they find an opportunity to manifest in the next generation. This genetic analogy finds a surprising parallel in our spiritual life.


Just as we inherit our biological DNA from our parents, we also inherit a part of the divine essence when we recognize Jesus as our Lord and Savior. In this act of faith, a new creature is born in us, a synthesis of the human and the divine. We become children of God, bearers of His image, and heirs of His unconditional love.


Since the dawn of humanity, God has had a special love for His creation, especially for the family. When He created the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, He entrusted them with a transcendental mission: to be fruitful, multiply, and populate the earth with offspring that would reflect His image and His will.


"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." (Genesis 1:27-28, KJV)


This divine mission challenges us to live according to the principles and values of our Creator, to be His representatives on earth. It is a reminder of our identity and purpose as children of God, and it carries both privileges and responsibilities.


It is a privilege to belong to the family of God, to carry His DNA within us, and to be consistent with our spiritual inheritance. But it is also a responsibility that we must not take lightly. As children of God, we are called to live according to His will, to reflect His love and grace in all that we do.


Written by Víctor Preza based on the sermon of April 20th, 2024

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