When you really stop to think about it, it’s kind of amazing that we’re part of God’s people today. After all, we live thousands of years later and half a world away from the stuff we read about in the Bible. How is it, then, that we get to be part of that story? How do we get to be in relationship with God? How do we get to count ourselves as his children? The simple answer, of course, is Christ. He’s the one who threw open the doors to God’s promises. He’s the one who reconciled us to God. And he’s the one who–through his life, death, and resurrection–makes us part of God’s Family, his Church, and his chosen people today.