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.’”

There is a lot in this world that is broken and in need of healing. Healing brings order into chaos and breathes the universal sigh of relief.

Healing is in the name of the Lord. The Trinity has been working tirelessly to repair broken relationships. Like soothing ointment the Holy Spirit interacts with a hurting world. Jesus spilled His lifeblood to draw all people to Him. And the Father sacrificed everything, not even sparing His own Son to restore Adam and Eve’s children back to His kingdom. The Lord’s public ministry during His time on earth is the visible part of the enormous strides toward 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 doors.

Our healing comes at a great 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 His generosity it is common to feel that we have to pay Him back somehow. And of course this doesn’t work. God does not want to get paid. If we paid Him back we would put the Lord into 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 our mortality. He 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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