When the Bible speaks about reconciliation, do we understand what the message it is conveying? How can we know when God is reconciling with you.
In Christian faith, we talk about having a personal connection with God, but a genuine relationship is impossible without a two-way conversation. So to know God for yourself, you need to hear God’s voice.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. We need to, not only able to speak to God but the ability to listen to his voice.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Whatever the turmoil that is occurring in our world, we have to find the ability to reconcile with each other. The book of Matthew 18:15-17 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall, hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word may be, established.
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglects to listen to the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican.
The death of George Floyd triggers subsequent worldwide demonstrations. Those marches are all about what God told us to do so that reconciliation can come and we can begin to live in unity, where justice for all is, achieved.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are, determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
So reconciliation with the world and God is given time. We must heal the Earth, come together as one, ensure justice and equality for all. Trust, hope and faith will lead us to the goals that God sets out for us all.