Friday, August 8, 2014
Grafted Into The Vine
This past Tuesday, 5 Aug, was held the national evening to thank the police and other organizations of service in the community. It was a night of food, dancing, booths where we could see what our police department and fire department and other service organizations were up to.
There was a good attendance. Also there was the Jewish organization of Chabad.
I was asked twice if I were a Jew. Now, I don't look Jewish. But I guess they ask all males.
While I am not a Jew I am grafted in to the vine. That vine is attached to the Abrahamic promise of blessing. It is the same vine from which the Jews come and the Messiah.
To pick up the trend. The Olive tree was mentioned by Saul of Tarsus in what comes down to us today as the letter to the Romans found in the second half of the Bible. The gentiles ( Non-Jews) can be grafted in as a wild branch. They can be grafted in when they have a relationship with God through the blood of Jessu Christ. This union grafts them in with the same privileges as a Jew. That is a true Jew.
What makes one a true Jew? In today's parlance that would be a Jewish individual who has found their Messiah.
But for us non-Jews we have to be grafted into the vine. It is not hard to do.