We have a lot of division in the world. Just watch the news for five minutes and the "us vs. them" tone is everywhere. Politics and social issues can make for some difficult conversations for a born-again Christian. Liberal? Conservative? Foreign? Domestic? Democrat? Republican? These designations have a lot to do with what men have decided in order to break us into camps and teams.
The Apostle Paul would be the apostle to the Gentiles and would bring the gift originally intended for the Jews (who largely rejected it) to the Gentiles. What Jesus does for humanity is to make the line that divides us, a lifeline that joins us together. Through his blood, his sacrifice, he makes a way for all of us to have that food intended for the children...because we are also the children. He becomes our brother, God our Father, and heaven our home.
11Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
We are one in Christ. The people who are struggling to separate us and put us into different groups and tribes miss the importance of the true unity in Jesus. We are one because He is one and we are in Him. Think about that when you hear talk about separation, ideology, or denomination. What Jesus did for us primarily is save us from the penalty of sin, and summarily he unifies us in that hope. We are together, in Him.
Think about that!