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Day Twenty-One

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. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 2 Corinthians 5:19-20

Timothy Lane writes, “The shattered relationship between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit at the cross provides the basis for our reconciliation. No other relationship ever suffered more than what Father, Son, and Holy Spirit endured when Jesus hung on the cross and cried, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ Jesus was willing to be the rejected Son so that our families would know reconciliation. Jesus was willing to become the forsaken friend so that we could have loving friendships. Jesus was willing to be the rejected Lord so that we could live in loving submission to one another. Jesus was willing to be the forsaken brother so that we could have godly relationships. Jesus was willing to be the crucified King so that our communities would experience peace.” We are broken people living in a broken world. We need reconciliation. We need to come back to God! Dr. Paul Gitwaza states, “A healthy nation is measured by its level of reconciliation. Reconciliation between people with God and people among themselves! Reconciliation is the most significant level of life’s maturity!” God has given us a clear path to revival. The path is reconciliation back to God and back to each other.