verses 21-22: Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation-
I have wondered at times what God really thinks of me. Usually it is when I am ashamed of myself for being selfish or short-tempered or thoughtless in some way. And at those times I feel apart from God, as if I am not good enough for Him to love me. These verses remind me of the true nature of God’s love for me. God does not push us away from him when we sin. We push ourselves away, but in our own minds. God is still there, loving us. He wants us by his side, and in fact is there waiting for us to turn to him again.
Holy Lord, thank-you for loving me and for forgiving me over and over again. I am not deserving, but I am yours, and so I thankfully receive your blessings and your love. Amen
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