To the people of Israel “is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised. Amen.” (Rm 9:4-5) God called His servant Abraham out of Ur and promised him a son. Through His covenant, God would bring forth a nation from the familial line of Abraham. Through the seed of this one
“I don’t belong in this world,” the 88-year-old woman lamented, frustrated with modern technology. I empathized with the sentiment, although for different reasons. No truer words have been spoken regarding the Christian. Peter pointed out in the opening of his first letter that we are aliens in a land not our own. Indeed, we are strangers here. Because aren't we all Eden exiles? In this vast, Christian diaspora, the scattered of God roam the globe until our final unification.