“He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.” (John 1:11 NIV)
One of the oddest things about Christianity is that the founder and earliest adherents were all Jews, and today almost all Christians are gentiles. This conversion of gentiles was predicted ahead of time by the Jewish prophet Isaiah:
“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,” (Isaiah 42:6).
Some Christians believe that God has given up on the Jewish people because they have not believed in Jesus. But the Bible clearly says that God will still draw them to Himself:
“I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way all Israel will be saved.” (Romans 11:25-26a)
“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. 11 On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be as great as the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.” (Zechariah 12:10-11)