But now He has reconciled you by His physical body through His death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before Him-Colossians 1:22(HCSB)
After a brief reminder that they were once alienated from their Creator, bitter enemies with God in thought, word, and deed, and slaves to every kind of evil, the Colossian Christians were reminded that by His immeasurable grace, God had planned for their reconciliation back to Himself through the matchless death, burial, and Resurrection of His dearly beloved Son, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Like them, we too have been made right with God. We have been accepted by God - reconciled back to Him by the death on the Cross of Christ's physical, human body. God alone was good enough to pay the price for humanities sin, but God is spirit and only a perfect, sinless Man could become the Saviour of humanity and redeem imperfect, sinful men. And so God the everlasting Father, in His measureless grace, sent God the eternal Son to become God incarnate - God with us.
The eternal Son of God was born of the line of David into a fallen race of sinners as the Lord Jesus Christ. He came so that by the sacrifice of His own body through His death, He could reconcile all who believe on His name back to the Father, and present us faultless and blameless before Him.
Does not your heart skip with joy and bow before Him in wonderment to realise the immeasurable riches of God's grace have been poured out on us? How amazing that God should take the initiative to die for our sins so that we could be reconciled back to Himself, and be presented faultless and blameless before Him - IN CHRIST.
Thank You, Father, for reconciling the world back to Yourself through the death of Jesus Christ my Lord and forgiving my sins so that I may be clothed in Christ’s righteousness. I pray that the wonder of this glorious truth will never be exhausted in my life. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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