The theme for this week is Yahweh Shalom, or “God is Peace”. Through the scripture-reading schedule and Big O’s talks, we have been focusing on Christ brining us peace in three main aspects of life. We are to know peace with God, know peace with your self, and know peace with others. Today’s verse (Ephesians 2:13-14) focused on the peace we gain with others, specifically with other races. Through the blood of Christ those who were far off (Gentiles) have been brought near. Jews and Gentiles, in spite of racial divide, are able to be at peace with our fellow saints regardless of race because the blood of Christ has torn down the dividing wall of hostility.