Grafted in or Cut Off?

Grafting is a horticultural technique of splicing a bud or branch of one tree into the trunk/root system of another. Over time the splice heals, allowing the new branch to thrive and bare fruit—if such is it's nature.

In his letter to the Romans, Paul uses grafting as an analogy to depict a concept of the Gentiles believers being included in the blessings of Abram:

Without Prejudice. © 2012, Steven., house of bij de Leij., a man.