“we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”
-Romans 5:11 NIV
There’s a TV commercial that portrays a man in a bank in a security guard outfit. When the bank is robbed, he tells the customers, “I’m not a security guard. I’m a security monitor. I only notify people when there’s a robbery. There’s a robbery.” What’s the point in monitoring a problem if you aren’t going to fix it? Thankfully we have a God who doesn’t just monitor, He fixes. It’s one thing to have an auditor come in and point out financial discrepancies in your books. It would be highly unusual to have the auditor take money out of their own pocket to make the books right. That’s what God has done for you and me. Our sin was the problem. God pointed out the problem. God fixed the problem. The wages of sin is death. We owed that debt to God. God became human in Jesus to reconcile the books. Jesus paid the price of death so that we could live forever. Balance paid in full by Jesus. We are reconciled to God through Him. God loves you, God forgives you. Let that thought bounce around in your head for a while. I hope it makes you smile!