But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off. And even they, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree. Romans 11:17-24
I am adopted and unless you are Jewish, so are you. As a Gentile I was a wild shoot not a part of God’s chosen people. Yet God through Jesus grafted me onto the tree of life and I am now a son of God. A few days ago I got to witness a baby dedication at the church our daughters belong to. The young boy, Samuel, being dedicated was adopted. He was from Africa and the parents form the Humble, TX area. A dark skinned boy and two light skinned parents but where once they were separated by thousands of mile now they are a family. Once Samuel was adopted he had all the rights of child that was the parents’ blood relation. There is now no difference between Samuel and any brothers and sister he may have in the future.
For us the same is true. We are now a part of God’s chosen with all the rights. We are His children. Grafted into the family tree. Yet even as we believers as Gentiles are grafted into God’s family so too can the Jew be put back into the family. All they have to do is accept that God’s Messiah has already come and He is Jesus. They have not forfeited their right to join God’s family, only delayed it. God has not forgotten them. He wants them to return to Him. Christians have not replaced the Jews we have joined them in God’s family. And we wait for those who have still not made a choice for Jesus to reclaim their birthright.
Have a blessed day,