Unlike the genealogical lists of his brothers and cousins, Canaan’s list names clans without the name of the son who founded the clan. One wonders if the bloodlines could not be traced due to sexual license.
Genesis 10:15-17 (ESV)
Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn and Heth, and the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites, the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites,
Unstable home environments and family fragmentation affect a child’s emotional well-being and ability to learn.
Our Father in heaven,
We lift up the children in the Mississippi Delta whose bloodlines cannot be traced, and we affirm that their identities lie in You! We declare to these children:
Be reconciled to God!
We cry out “Welcome!” to the angels who orchestrate evangelism, who multiply believers, and who advance Your kingdom on earth. We release Your holy angels to place these children into spheres of influence of ambassadors for Christ!
In Christ You are reconciling the world to Yourself, not counting our trespasses against us. In Christ, these children are a new creation. Their families of origin may be fragmented, but in You, dear Lord, they are adopted into wholeness and well-being. In You, they are adopted into peace.
Shalom, shalom, shalom to the children of the Mississippi Delta whose bloodlines that cannot be traced! Amen.