Rep reconciliation

God was reconciling the world to Himself through Christ by not counting people’s sins against them. He has entrusted us with the message of reconciliation. We are ambassadors – as though God were making His appeal through us – we implore you on behalf of Christ, “Be reconciled to God.”. 2 Cor. 5:19-20

Being reconciled to God is not disciplining ourselves to conform to a set of expectations; it’s simply embracing and enjoying Christ so that our hearts, minds, and spirits can catch up to the change Christ’s redemption has already finished in us. God’s good news of reconciliation is that He has transformed us because He loves us, not that we have to conform so He will love us. This is the best news ever. No bait and switch, No heavy yokes. No oppressive law or heavy-handed enforcement connected with His free and outrageous grace. As His ambassadors we get to rep that.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace and help me to sow Your love, grace, energy, forgiveness, faith, hope, light, and joy to those around me in the face of the hatred, injury, doubt, fear,  despair, oppression, darkness, and sadness already in this world.