Meskel (The Feast of the Holy Cross) Part 7

This article is prepared by Mahibere Kidusan USA Center

5. We Are Reconciled  


Due to our sins, we used to live separated from God. Yet, He paid for our trespasses and we were recon-ciled to Him. The apostle Saint Paul stated, "For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now re-ceived the reconciliation" (Romans 5:10-11). More-over, he added, "and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross." (Colossians 1:20). In his message to the Ephe-sians, he wrote, "For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God [Himself] in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the en-mity." (Ephesians 2:14-16, 2 Corinthians 5:17). 

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