“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-19.)
God made peace with us by paying the price with the blood of His own son. Justice had to be served. Sin had to be paid for. By doing this, God made sure the claims of justice were met. We no longer have to fear God’s judgment because of what He did. We no longer have to hide. All we have to do is believe.
But there is more. We are able to bring word of this reconciliation to others. God is no longer holding a grudge for your sins. Neither can I hold grudges. When I remember someone’s fault against me, I recall the price that was paid for both of our sins. Justice has been served. It has made us both free.
Donald Marsh ©2020