Hostility to Reconciliation
I woke up this morning expecting to hear from the Lord. I have someone in my life that I am certain I am commanded to love and I needed the Lord to speak to me about this person. Then I read the following:
21 zAnd you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, adoing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled bin his body of flesh by his death,cin order to present you holy and blameless and dabove reproach before him,
While I was hostile and doing evil, God reconciled me to himself through the painful death of Jesus. I should be willing to suffer pain... physically if need be to reconcile with the people around me.
Lord, cause me to look to Jesus as the example of how to love people sacrificially... even if it hurts. And when you show that glimpse of Christs love in me, I pray that I would give you all the glory.