Tonight in Youth group we studied about reconciliation and it brought to memory a story I read a while back.
Years ago in a Western city a husband and wife became estranged, and finally separated. They left the city and resided in different parts of the country. The husband one day chanced to return to this city on a matter of business. He went out to the cemetery to the grave of their only son. He was standing by the grave in fond reminiscence when he heard a step behind him. Turning, he saw his estranged wife. The first inclination of both was to turn away. But they had a common, binding interest in that grave; and instead of turning away they clasped hands over that grave of their son, and were reconciled one to another. It took nothing less than death to reconcile them! It takes nothing less than death, the precious blood of Christ, to reconcile man to God.
That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
-2 Corinthians 5:19 (New International Version)
Dear Lord, we pray that we will remember what you did for us and that we will always be ready to reconcile with those in our live. In Jesus’ name, amen.