When we are at church, we immediately think of inclusivity. Anyone can come to Jesus, be saved, and have peace with the Lord! But, I think once we leave church, we can forget exactly what Paul is telling the Jewish believers in the above verse. Jesus did not come only for the Jews who were near, but also to those Gentiles who were afar.
God’s desire is for us to walk with Him, not just near Him and certainly not far from Him. Consider those in your life that seem afar off and even those that seem near knowing that the peace that Christ offers is available for all who are willing.
Resting in Him,
Pastor Sean Boehm