There are two major groups of people according to the scriptures: The Jews and the Gentiles. The Jews were considered to be the blood descendants of Abraham. The Gentiles were everyone else in the world. When Jesus preached, the Jews were shocked to hear Him speak about salvation, and equality with the gentiles. Paul, the writer of the letter to the Galatians explained that the promise of salvation to the Gentiles is not something new, but was promised by God since the creation of the Jewish nation. After Abraham was accounted righteous by faith, God spoke to Abraham: “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice” (Genesis 22:18). This promise was fulfilled when Jesus came to the world. Jesus is a descendant of Abraham, yet He not only came to save the Jews but the entire world. Jesus’s sacrifice transcends religions, nationalities, races, or any other aspect of human distinctions. When He hanged from the cross, God’s ultimate sacrifice, sin was destroyed and death was left behind. That was a gift for all humanity, for all who accept God’s gift of grace and love, no matter who we are.
Jesus is calling for us, despite our earthly identity. Even if we don’t understand who we are, or where we come from, Jesus is there to guide us. The only process to understand who we truly are is to get close to the one who created us, and give us our one and true unique identity.
- Written by Ray Angulo