Thursday, July 21, 2011

War and Reconciliation

Astride a thundering, black horse, a woman, long, unkempt, brown hair whipping wildly in the wind, raises her sword, and points the muscular animal straight at Him. Straight at Him. My God.

Left to the nature of this world, I am at odds with God. We all are. Greed, selfishness, immorality — unholiness lures humanity. We need the Savior, the one true hero available to all mankind, so that we can be allied with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, all one God.

I still war with temptations, with unseen things of this world, but my eternity is locked up tight, safe and sound. And God is for me. Reconciliation accomplished.

Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Romans 5:11 NIV

But for Jesus' death and resurrection, and the faith God planted inside me, God and I would be adversaries. What an astonishing way to become reconciled — through the goodness of the very One I've wronged.

What a joy that His desire for relationship with me is so great. What a gift. What incomprehensible love. Thank You, Jesus.

Helene Bergren © 2011 All rights reserved.

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