In the Old Testament, we read of Israel being brought close to the Lord – “… Israel, the people close to his heart” (Psalm 148:14). In the New Testament, we read of both Jews and Gentiles being brought close to the Lord – “He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit” (Ephesians 2:17-18).
As I was thinking about this – God has done great things for Israel, and he has done great things for us, I remembered the words of a song that I haven’t heard for years – “It is no secret what God can do, what he’s done for others, he’ll do for you. With arms wide open, he’ll pardon you. It is no secret what God can do.” Here’s a link to it – It is no secret what God can do – Lyrics – YouTube. I hope that, as you watch this video and sing along with the song, your heart will be filled with the joy that comes from knowing that God’s blessing – salvation – is not just for somebody else. It’s for you.