• Danny Domingo

RECONCILIATION


When God created us, He created us as relational human beings. He made us for Himself and each other. However, when sin entered into the world, our relationship with God and each other was broken. We were separated from God and became His enemy because of our sin, but because of His great mercy towards us, He reconciled us to Himself through our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ because He died on the cross for our sins (Romans 5:10). In regards to our relationship with others, it became the source of pain and sorrow. How often do we get hurt from our relationships with others, such as our families, friends, and others we do not know? We have so many broken marriages and families in this world. Ironically, we need each other, but our relationship with each other can be the source of pain.


God knows that our relationship with each other will be affected by our sinful nature, and this is the reason God wants us to forgive each other and admit or confess our wrongs to each other. Do not let our pride or desire for vengeance reign in our hearts, for if we want God to bless our lives and reconcile our relationship with each other, we need to be willing to forgive and admit our faults and mistakes. Let us let go and surrender to God our resentments and grudges against others. If others hurt us, let us remember that we also hurt others. If we need to be forgiven of our faults and mistakes, we also need to forgive others for their faults and mistakes.


The most beautiful thing that we can have in this world is our relationship with God and each other. Let us learn to say, "I'm sorry for..." "I apologize for..." "Please forgive me for..." "I admit that I made a mistake." " I forgive you." "I accept your apology." We can forgive those who hurt us because He will give us the strength to do it if we are willing. Our reconciliation with each other starts with our forgiveness, and there is no other way around it. If we know that we hurt someone, let us swallow our pride and ask for forgiveness, for God cares for those who are humble. Psalm 138:6 says, "Though the LORD is great, he cares for the humble, but He keeps his distance from the proud."


Ask yourself these questions: Am I willing to admit my faults and mistakes and ask for forgiveness? Am I willing to forgive those who hurt me?


Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.


Prayer:

Father in Heaven, thank you for reconciling me to yourself through the death of my Lord Jesus. Please help me to reconcile my relationship with others, especially with those whom I love. Please get rid of my pride that I may admit my mistakes and faults and ask for forgiveness, and help me to forgive those who hurt me. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.