The Secret of Reconciliation

The word "reconciliation" means to be restored to divine favor. Christians have been reconciled to God by the blood of Jesus. Romans 5:10 says, "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life."

Reconciliation is what allows a sinner to restore his relationship with God. The secret of reconciliation is: someone has to be willing to take the penalty for wrong. Reconciliation took place because Jesus was willing to suffer for wrong he didn't do.

The Bible tells us Jesus became sin for us (II Cor 5:21). If God hadn't reached out to bridge the gap between mankind and himself, no one would be able to restore their relationship with God.

The same principle works in human relationships. Many times, people have broken relationships because of some wrong. These relations will remain broken until someone is willing to suffer wrong for something they didn't do.

This is what Jesus did. Jesus suffered wrong for something he didn't do. His sacrifice allowed our relationship with God to be restored. Christians should be the ones willing to accept blame or wrong so that relations can be restored. We should be able to appreciate reconciliation more than anyone else.

The Bible states, "...but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable to God. For even here unto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow in his steps" (I Pet 2:20-21).