Be Reconciled to God (Morning)
TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage.
Jesus is known as The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). Historically speaking, the Jewish people back then thought, that He, the promised Messiah, would put an end to Roman empire tyranny. They needed a revolutionary figure, to bring an end to their sufferings and lead them, both religiously or politically, as their priest-king. But when the prophecy was fulfilled, the Jewish elders were disappointed and dissatisfied. He will not raise an army, instead, He will raise churches. He will not lead a battle, He will make peace. His sole purpose in life was to redeem us, to reconcile our broken relationship with God, because of our sinful nature.
How easy it is to break a lifelong relationship. Just a few seconds of misunderstanding and different points of view two sides would be sworn, enemies. Even if they finally can get a common ground, the future seems to be just another challenge. Happy, treasured memories no longer existed. When our relationship with God reaches a critical point, there would be rebellions, treachery, and mutiny. We could no longer find peace because our relationship with LORD is in no good condition.
This Christmas, this Christmas moment, it’s time for us to reconcile with our Maker. When baby Jesus was born 2000 years ago, it was time when our strained relationship finally be mended. We cannot achieve true peace if we have yet reconciled our relationship with God and therefore. Now, this year, 2020, do you have a strained relationship with God? Have you reconciled? If not, it’s the time. We need peace and more importantly, we as weak humans, need Him. Reconcile with God as soon as possible, to make sure that the next year, there will be no unfinished business left and hold you back to spread joy to the world.
Christmas is a moment of RECONCILIATION TO GOD.
1. What does Christmas mean for you?
2. Have you been reconciled to God? What did you feel when you were far away from His presence?
3. What are your commitments, regarding this year’s Christmas event?
“Jesus Christ, I am grateful because You left Your glory behind and were born to be a mortal just like us. Because of Your selfless act, my broken relationship with God has finally been mended. Now give me Your blessings to be the new envoys of peace, to make the world understand Your messages and let them embrace and accept You as their savior and Messiah. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”
YEARLY BIBLE READING
2 Kings 15-16