For many of us, the thing we identify most with is our ethnicity, nationality and heritage – even our race. These things are immutable. We didn’t adopt them; we were born into our heritage. We can either embrace our heritage or fight against it.
For some of us, we not only embrace our heritage, it becomes our dominant identity. When we place too much emphasis on heritage, it can divide us. We can fail to see that we are all part of the human race, all beings made in the image of God. Our heritage can be a stumbling block to knowing God.
The good news is that God does not intend to eliminate the distinctiveness that results from heritage. He intends to unite all people, tribes and tongues before Him. Meanwhile, God is in the business of making Himself known among the nations of the earth. These are just some of the stories.