This is Reconciliation Week. It seems we are still far from being reconciled in Australia. Fear, enmity, divisions, segregation, inequality in health and education continue… will we ever be reconciled?
The Bible is clear that true reconciliation is Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:14). That’s because he is the one who tears down the barrier that divides us, making the two one. On the Cross he destroyed sin, the real barrier to reconciliation.
As long as sin exists, fear, enmity, divisions, segregation, and inequality will continue. And so our efforts toward ‘reconciliation’ will be a pale shadow of reconciliation in Christ.
Sure, let’s join our community in supporting Reconciliation Week… it is good for our society. But as we do, let’s point our community to true reconciliation: Jesus Christ, our peace.
Only Jesus can reconcile us to God and to each other. Because only Jesus can remove our sin.
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.