The Reconnection

Is the reconnection in relationships accomplished through reconciliation?  One of Webster’s definitions of reconciliation is to settle or resolve a dispute.  God is resolving his dispute with mankind.  In his son’s sacrifice on the cross, humans can be reconciled to God and to one another.   A vertical beam bridging us upward to the Heavenly Father, and a cross beam bridging us horizontally to one another.

Hear the word of God on this matter:  * “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  *God, … has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.  Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.  For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.  * God is love.  In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.  In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

*Reading for February 28th from Daily Light, copyright 1998, by Anne Graham Lotz.  John 3:16, 2 Cor 5:18-21, and I John 4:8-11

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