And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. (19) For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. (20) So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” (21) For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ (2 Corinthians 5:18-21 – NLT).
Every person you meet today is equally loved by the Father. He has no favorite children. We are His ambassadors to share the good news with others. The good news is that He’s not mad at anyone and doesn’t hate them. Though according to the scriptures a person is a sinner, every person’s sin debt has been potentially canceled. All any person needs to do is to bow his or her knee in repentance to God acknowledging that they haved sinned. The blood of Jesus will then remove that person’s personal sin debt, and they go free.
This is the truth that brought me into the family of God years ago. I had the idea that the Father was mad at me, and that all God did was brood over my sin when He thought of me. When I found out that God did not hold my sin against me, hope sprang up! I saw that if I acknowledged my wrong, forgiveness for all my past deeds was immediately available.
A guy said to me, did you know that God is not holding your sin against you, that He loves you? The only thing holding you back from His love is your lack of relationship with Jesus Christ. In Christ, your sin debt is cancelled, and you are free!
No one had ever put it to me in those terms. My sin debt is canceled. For a person consumed with guilt, flaws, and personal imperfections, that’s a big deal! Finding out that the God had already dealt with the sin issue freed me to come to Him, confess my sin, and embrace His free offer of grace.
Never approach a person who doesn’t have a relationship with God through Christ with angry words and tones. They have enough condemnation to deal with. Show that person the love of the Father God. Be a good ambassador as you represent God the Father today. Let others know that in Christ their sin debt is settled. The only thing that stands between them and God the Father is their lack of relationship with Jesus!
It’s a great thing to be forgiven all your past sins! Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit (Psalm 32:1-2). There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:1-2).
Be a beacon of light to those you meet today! A free gift of absolute mercy, grace, and forgiveness is theirs today for the taking!