Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Colossians 1:19-20

     For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and by him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and earth by means of his blood on the cross.

     When Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate the forbidden fruit, sin entered the world, and with that sin, came a separation between God and mankind. Where once stood a close, intimate relationship with God, after the entrance of sin, an ever-widening gap of disconnect overcame all of mankind. It was as if the road was washed out between man and God, with no means to rebuild that road. So for thousands of years, men and women struggled with the consequences of Adam and Eve’s sin and remained cut off from an intimate relationship with the Lord.

     But with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the gap has not only been bridged, but totally repaved and smoothed over by His precious blood that was shed on Calvary. We no longer have to be separated or cut off from a relationship with our Heavenly Father, but it is now our choice to either cross that mended bridge or remain disconnected. We have an opportunity that those of the Old Testament did not have, and many in our day pass right over it.

     Jesus Christ made peace available for us, why would we choose to reject it? Have you chosen to reconcile with God?

     Take some time today to dwell on the fact that our separation from God has been reconciled through the blood of his son, Jesus Christ. If you have never made a clear decision to accept that reconciliation, I challenge you to do it today.

Have a great day!

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