died so that you and I
could be reconciled.
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through
Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that
God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not
counting men's sins against them.
good news that Jesus Christ brought to us is the ultimate
message of reconciliation. It is the story of a loving
Father, broken hearted over the separation of the family
that He created. It is the story of His loving Son, who
couldn't bear to see His Father's pain and offered up
His own life as a ransom for many.
death of Jesus enabled the entire world to come back home
to God. This was the Father's plan from the beginning...to
be reconciled to us and to restore all that had been lost
as a result of man's fall in the Garden of Eden.
the work of the cross, we now can come to the Father in
Jesus, through Jesus, and by Jesus. We are not His slaves,
but His sons. The curtain that once separated us from
a Holy God has been torn in two from the top down. We
are no longer His enemies, but have an open invitation
to become His children!
Many people think that Jesus is the buffer between us
and God. Many believe that Jesus is even shielding us
from His Father's wrath. The truth is that it was the
Father who sent Jesus to the world in the first place
so that we might be fully reconciled to His heart. And
Jesus came willingly in order that He might provide the
way for us to come home to His Father (John 14:6).
we have believed in Jesus Christ and accepted His gift
we can be assured that we are fully reconciled to our
Father, I thank You that Jesus made a way for me to be
fully reconciled with You. As a wayward child makes the
journey home, today I return into Your loving arms of
acceptance and restoration. This is where I belong and
this is where I was destined to dwell all the days of
my life. In the name of Your beloved Son Jesus I pray,