Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reconciliation - Fence Mending

Fence mending . . . . done a lot a fence mending in my time . . . 

The thing about mending fence is, they don't mend their selves. Sombodies got to get off their Duff and go do it . . . Sometimes even in the Dark or when the weather aint too good. Sometimes ya got to walk and leave yer horse behind . . .

Sometimes ya got to do it without what ya would think are the right Tools . . .
ya just make do with what ya already got . . .
(A life meditation from 2 Corinthians 5:17-20)


Reconciliation - The restoration of friendly relations. Fence mending.

The act of causing two people or groups to become friendly again after an argument or disagreement: The process of finding a way to make two different ideas, facts, etc., exist or be true at the same time.

"Therefore, if anyone is united with the Messiah, he is a new creation — the old has passed; look, what has come is fresh and new! AND IT IS ALL FROM GOD, who through the Messiah has reconciled us to himself and has given us the work of that reconciliation, which is that God in the Messiah WAS RECONCILING MANKIND TO HIMSELF, NOT COUNTING THEIR SINS AGAINST THEM, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore we are ambassadors of the Messiah; in effect, God is making his appeal through us. What we do is appeal on behalf of the Messiah, “Be reconciled to God!"
2 Corinthians 5:17-20Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Guess we got a lot a fence to mend. Reckon we ought a get at it, eh?

Something to think about . . . .
. . . If God, through Christ, is NOT counting our sins against us, why are we so focused on our sins, and not God, who is no longer counting our sins against us?

Since He has given us the message of this reconciliation, shouldn't our message be about what Christ has done for us instead of what we have done or not done?

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