yesterday was easter, and for much of the week my thoughts were centered around one question. whether or not i realized the depth of the situation in which i find myself, and also is my heart reflecting the gratitude for it that is appropriate?
colossians 1:19-20 says that, “for in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”
those of us who have chosen to accept this extension of grace are now considered completely reconciled to Him. it is this immense gift that i have been pondering this week. the act of what Christ did on the cross, for me. how many times have i not given this a second thought? how many times have i demanded something from someone else in my life only to plead mercy from the One who could rightfully enforce the law on me?
may this be more than a moment to pause and ponder. may this be a call to understand the deep grace for which i now am covered with. may this understanding be one by way of experience. may i learn to the uttermost what this river of Life and peace and grace is like more fully and begin to offer it freely to those around me, because i can’t contain myself with its goodness. may i begin to live with more gratitude for that which His blood made peace.