Reconciliation, Restoration, Redemption, Righteous; this is all from God in and through the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God!
“God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them…God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
In Jesus, God reconciled us to himself; that is restored our relationship to God through Christ’s death on the cross that we might be forgiven of all our sins. Jesus righteousness is applied to us so that God sees us through the righteousness of Jesus rather than through our sins. Thanks be to God; all sins can be forgiven.
God’s love for sinners inevitably includes the offer of reconciliation. All we need to do is to accept God’s acceptance or forgiveness by trusting Jesus as Lord and Savior. And when we receive God’s reconciling love in Jesus we are asked to share it; to be ambassadors of this wondrous message of reconciliation.
Think about it; God wants to make his appeal to others through us. God wants to use us as instruments of his reconciliation, hope, love and grace.