Jesus Came to Reconnect You to God

Jesus Came to Reconnect You to God

“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-18a NLT)

Many of us expect that God is ready to smite or afflict us after all we have done wrong. The story of the prodigal son in Luke 15 forever proves that false. You have probably heard the story even if you haven’t read it in Scripture.

A man has two sons. One of the son’s who was the youngest comes to the father and asks for all of his inheritance early. The father does what his son asks. But the son squanders the inheritance on wild living.

He then gets a job cleaning slop that is wet feeds from a pigpen. After starving, he realizes even the pigs he is feeding are better taken care of than he is. So the son decides and decides to return home.

Instead of his father being angry and scolding him, the father runs to meet and embrace the son. The grateful father then throws a party for his long-lost son.

That’s also the story of Christmas. The Bible says all of us were dead in our sins (Ephesians 2:5 NKJV) “even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)”

Although humanity had been created as the peak of God’s creation, we sinned and forfeited the ideal relationship we had with the Father in the Garden of Eden. But God didn’t give up on us. Instead, He gave us Jesus, he gave us Christmas.

No matter what you have done, who you have hurt, or how you have been treated, that’s how much God loves you right now. He loves you enough to send his Son so he can have a relationship with you.

Jesus came to reconnect you just like the prodigal son was reconnected with his father. Some people assume that God is ready to scold them when they come back to him. But God isn’t mad at you; he’s mad about you! He’s crazy about you, and he can’t stand to see what sin has done to you.

That’s the story of the Bible.

2 Corinthians 5:17-18 says, “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ” (NLT).

What God has done through Jesus by bringing us back to him is “reconciliation.” When a married couple reconciles, it means the war is over. When warring nations reconcile, it means peace has come. When you reconcile accounts, they are no longer out of whack.

The Bible says that through Jesus we can finally have peace with God.

And it’s the greatest news we can ever discover.

One Response to Jesus Came to Reconnect You to God

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