Monday, 15 December 2014

Be Reconciled

On the 16th December we celebrate a "Day of Reconciliation." Considering our history as a nation it is a very appropriate day for South Africans to remember. We are still very divided as a nation, but in many ways we are learning to respect and love all people - it is just taking a long time!

In my opinion, we can never fully be reconciled to another human being until we have grasp how God has chosen to be reconciled with us. We love, because God first loved us.

"Christian faith is... basically about love and being loved and reconciliation. These things are so important, they're foundational and they can transform individuals, families." -Philip Yancey

For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! - Romans 5:10

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: - 2 Corinthians 5:18

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. - 2 Corinthians 5:20

Remember that this Advent season is about Jesus offering us a chance at being reconciled with God.

Living in Grace

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