“And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ There they shall be called sons of the living God.”
Romans 9:26 NKJV
Genealogy and geography are not the only things that make a ‘people’ or a ‘race’. The Jews were a ‘people’ because of a common ancestor: Abraham. They shared customs, culture and territory. They were the people of God.
But then God made a ‘people’ or ‘race’ out of those who had no common history. Those who believe in Jesus become a people group. We are the people of God.
There is a lot of interest today in genealogy and ancestry. Knowing who your people are.
The strongest connection I have ever had to a people group is my connection through Christ. I feel more connected and aligned with my brothers and sisters in Christ than I ever have to an ethnic heritage. I have been given an extended family of faith!
Jesus, You put the solitary into families, including me. Amen