top of page

2021 12 16

Good morning.


Today South Africa celebrates the Day of Reconciliation. However, the 1st Christmas ushered in the beginning of God's plan of reconciling man to Himself.


8 centuries before the 1st Christmas the prophet Isaiah said, "The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned." (Isaiah 9:2)


John, the disciple Jesus loved, said this, "This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil."

(John 3:19)


Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthuans 5:19, that 33 years after the 1st Christmas, God’s plan of reconciliation came to fruition. "God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them."


It does not end there. It is the beginning for followers of Christ. We now have been entrusted with the ministry of reconciliation. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:18, "All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation".


Today, let's take time to thank God for His Day of Reconciliation. "While we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!" (Romans 5:10)


Have a good day.


Blessings.

Mike and Daphne

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

2024 01 25

Good morning. It is wonderful to face 2024 knowing God is our redeemer. Isaiah reminds us - "I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have red

2024 01 24

Good morning. You have reason to be content today. God is your portion. The idea of our “portion” is a rather strange concept to us. But in the ancient Hebrew culture you knew what the “portion” of th

2023 01 23

Good morning. David writing in Psalm 43:5 asks, "Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?" He then gives us good advice, "Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior

Comments


bottom of page