Thursday, April 9
come together, right now, over me
reconcile: (v. tr.) To reestablish a close relationship between. To settle or resolve. To bring (oneself) to accept: He finally reconciled himself to the change in management. To make compatible or consistent: reconcile my way of thinking with yours. (v. intr.) To reestablish a close relationship, as in marriage: The estranged couple reconciled after a year. To become compatible or consistent: The figures would not reconcile. this word has been rolling around in my head. at work i read a letter from a man who writes to us regularly, asking each time for prayer for the healing and growth of his marriage. but today his words were different. today he was praising the Lord because his wife has moved back home and has committed to working on their marriage. today his words were filled with hope, faith and joy. as i continued reading others' letters a theme began to emerge. people seeking to once again be close with their children, their families, their friends... we are broken people with broken relationships leading broken lives. we yearn for resolution, for acceptance, for peace, for reconciliation. to be reconciled with those we love, maybe even those we hate, with nature, with ourselves, with God. but are we really capable of bringing about reconciliation? ...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...
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