Matthew 5:23-24 “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to Himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to Him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.
Sometimes it seems so much easier to not fix a relationship than to face the issues and become right with that person, but God doesn’t care for the easy way of doing things, he went through a lot of great effort to make relationships right.
Through Jesus we have been shown the great lengths that God would go to in order to fix a relationship. He could have taken the easy way out and just wrote us off and let us self destruct.
The master of relationship repair made us right with him and we should be willing to go out of our way to fix the broken relationships that we have in our life. We are his representatives to the rest of the world so they will come to know the God of fixed relationships. He isn’t impersonal, he is relational, and he wants us to be the same.
Thank you Lord for making the relationship right between you and I. Help me to be busy showing people that relationships matter, especially the relationship with you that is possible only because of Jesus.