"In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ....This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus." (NIV)
The picture above is certainly mysterious. The rain creates a veil between us and what is beyond. For many centuries there was a mystery concerning Israel, the chosen people of God, and the Gentiles, those outside the favor of God the Father. Were they to remain separated forever, or was there a plan, a way for the Gentiles to obtain the blessings of Israel? A wind and the continued shining of the sun are sufficient to remove the mystery in the photograph above. Jesus Christ was needed to bring together into one body, the Israelites and the Gentiles. Jesus Christ, the Messiah for Israel, became the savior of the Gentiles when He took on Himself the totality of the sins of all of mankind, making Israelites and Gentiles joint heirs of His kingdom. In Galatians 3:9 we are told, "So all who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith."
A Mystery Explained