We are all programmed to desire reconciliation and to grieve brokenness. We want it for ourselves and we long to maintain it with those we love. We are made for peace and we are made to MAKE peace, to restore, to bring harmony—reconciliation is both our gift and our responsibility.
Reconciliation is about restoring broken relationships, opposites being made compatible/matching up, and bringing harmony and making differences consistent with one another. This sounds wonderfully impossible. And it is. Impossible…without the Lord.
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When we have reconciliation, all feels right with the world. And when we don’t, what we are thirsty for is a long, cool drink of peace. Here on the blog, I have written quite a bit about peace in relationships, or the lack of it. These stories come from my life. I am always looking to see God’s Word at work in my life.
God planted the Gospel Story deeply in our hearts. We want problems fixed. We look for the hero. We desire forgiveness and mended relationships. When we don’t experience this in movies, books, or real life, we tend to feel a lack of closre because it is in our spiritual DNA to crave reconciliation. Especially in real life, we don’t like loose ends. When we study the Parable of the Prodigal Son, we see the Gospel Story—repentance and redemption…the path of peace. Read more in these posts: