Reading: 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21
Christ offers us healing and wholeness. Through Him we are made into a new creation. Through the power of the Holy Spirit we can renew our minds every day to remain in a right relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In the relationship we are no longer slaves to sin and death because we know that through Jesus we too have conquered these things.
All people have hurts and scars from living life. As all is not in our control and as Satan is active in this world, there will be people, events, and circumstances that bring us pain and harm. But the good news of Jesus Christ is that we do not walk alone. Jesus wants to carry our burdens; He wants to take away the pain and hurt. All He asks is that we bring these things to Him, to lay them down, and to trust Him with them.
We too at times bring hurt and pain to others. In our humanity we can be less than God intends us to be. In these times we are not fulfilling the call to be ambassadors for Christ and bearers of the good news of salvation. Yet even in these times God is at work, calling us back to Him. Through the whispers and nudges of the Holy Spirit God is always seeking to reconcile us back to Him. As we grow in our faith, we increasingly bring the love of God out into the world with us as we seek to help reconcile others to God as His ambassadors.
God seeks to draw all people into relationship. He seeks to have His love known in every heart. As we experience this in our own lives, may we seek to share this good news with others, living as the ambassadors Christ calls us all to be.