waking thoughts… reconciliation…

Waking thoughts…

Reconciliation… peace… it takes two…


I rise to seek the Word… that echos…

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, 
live at peace with everyone.
Romans 12:18

Peace… reconciliation… is not always possible… it takes two to have peace…

Without both being willing to sacrifice… forgive… reconcile… whatever’s at odds… to make it even… there will be no peace… no harmony…

We would have no hope… of reconciliation with Him… if He were not willing to pay the price… sacrifice what was lost… by His creation’s rejection…

Therefore… because He paid such a high price to reconcile us to Him…
stooping down… taking on flesh…
coming to die… on a cross…
to even out what’s at odds…
we who Believe… as far as it depends on us… are to live at peace… with everyone…

So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 4:16-21
(emphasis added)
Those in Christ… are ambassadors… ministers… of reconciliation…
reconciliation… the action of reconciling… 
restoring to friendship… harmony…

God… reconciling the world… to Himself… in Christ…
We too are called to be ministers of reconciliation… making the way for peace… not only with others… but also with Christ… let the world know… that He is willing to doctor the books… eat the loss… in order to have peace… a harmonious relationship… with them…
If He went to such lengths… for the world… then how much more… should we who Believe… do that for others…
What I hear… in the waking thoughts… Do the right thing…work toward peace… with God and man… but know… the outcome is not your responsibility… not everyone… will choose harmony… but as far as it depends on you… be a minister… of… peace…

I wonder… Why these thoughts this morning…? I’m not at odds with anyone… not that I know of…?

Perhaps this is a Word… I’ll need sometime today… or perhaps it’s for one of you…
Peace… if we work toward it… choose it… in Christ… we will be at peace with Him… 
But with others…? not always…
For those who choose to stay at odds… with you… Him… you are not responsible…
Lay down the guilt… that What if…? thought… leave it at the feet of the One… who did it all…

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