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reconciliation

Hurt happens
If you haven’t already experienced this today, it’s coming soon...

Somebody says something that grieves somebody else. Maybe intentionally, maybe not. Maybe it was by you, maybe it was to you. Either way, feelings are hurt or anger is stirred or withdrawal has happened.

What now? God wants you to make the first move toward healing, regardless of who made the first cut. As you tell your kids, “Kiss and make up.” Or in grown-up lingo, be a “minister of reconciliation.”

Whatever you call it, it’s your calling.

God went first
God actually started it. He made the first move first.

Before we ever dreamed of being at peace with Him, He paved the path for it (Romans 5:10; Ephesians 2:12-13). Through Christ’s death and resurrection, He reconciled us to himself (2 Corinthians 5:19).

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We’re talking about theology terms this month at Do Not Depart.

What does “reconciliation” mean to you?

Need to reconcile with anyone? Practiced the ministry of reconciliation already this week? How do you know when to give up?

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