Anthony Gammage – Ephesians 2:11-13
Ephesians 2:14, 16, 22
(14) For He [Jesus] himself is our peace, who has made us both one…(16) and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross…(22) In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.  But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!