1 Peter 2:24: “‘He himself bore our sins’ in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by his wounds you have been healed.’”

Healing is in God’s name, and there is a lot in this world that is broken and in need of healing. Healing brings order into chaos. Healing brings peace. Healing breathes the universal sigh of relief.

The Trinity has been working tirelessly to restore sick bodies and repair broken relationships. Like soothing ointment the Holy Spirit interacts with a hurting world. Jesus spilled His lifeblood to draw all people back to Him. And the Father poured out His heart sacrificing everything, not even withholding His Son in order to restore Adam and Eve’s children to His kingdom. Jesus’s public ministry during His time on earth is the visible part of the Trinity’s efforts of reconciliation. Presently, Jesus is working behind the scenes sitting at the right hand of the Father intervening on our behalf while the Holy Spirit tirelessly knocks on human heart doors.

Our healing comes at a high cost; God paid it all and I believe He has no regrets whatsoever. The question is do we think God is worth everything? Here is what is dangerous about this question: Overwhelmed by everything He has done for us it is common to feel we have to pay God back. And I cannot emphasize this enough – No, this is definitely not what God expects from us. If we paid Him back we would put God in the position of a wage earner, and we would become His employer (God forbid) deciding on His wages.

If we seriously want to pay Him back, how much is it going to be? Will it ever be enough? I do not believe so – and where would this leave us? Our friendship with God would go out the window. The moment we put a price tag on God’s sacrifice we have officially turned our friendship into a business relationship.

So back to the question at hand: The Trinity gave everything to restore peace and bring healing to this world. What do we give in return? – Nothing less than our heart.

Human beings are the heart of the matter in the Trinity’s passionate pursuit to heal the world. And for us God becomes the heart of the matter; His love kisses us awake from death coma. Thanks to Him there is eternal life, life beyond this mortal body. God breathes immortality into mortality. Together forever, God gives us everything while we hold nothing back.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt
Fighting and fears within without
O Lamb of God, I come, I come

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