We have been reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.
Let’s see a show of hands: How many of you were really excited when you read that first sentence?
Can we read these verses and say, “yep, that’s nice”? Can we be so used to hearing that we have been reconciled to God that we take it for granted?
Some time ago I was teaching a group of Christians and was discussing a similar verse, and I said something like, “doesn’t the understanding of this glorious truth change the way you view everything?”
I was chastised for suggesting such a thing because life is sooo very hard.
I was almost speechless, and I erroneously thought at first that they must have misunderstood the question or that I hadn’t spoken clearly enough, but as it turned out, they understood the question perfectly, they just didn’t think it was that…
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