2 Corinthians 5:16-21
verses 18-20: All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself In Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
I love the message which comes through to me here. I am not meant to be perfection, free of faults and sins, drawing others to God by my perfect nature. No, I am in relationship with God. This has changed me, and given me a peace I wouldn’t otherwise possess. My relationship with God gives me hope and purpose in this world full of pain. I am as flawed as ever, but can be God’s ambassador for others. It is about God, his love and his gifts and his forgiveness, not about me.
Heavenly Father, thank you for forgiving me for all of the thoughtless and sinful things I do and say, and for the times I do not try hard enough. I will do my best to reflect your love and peace to others. Amen