Real Life – January 27, 2023
Real Life with Pastor Steve
January 27, 2023
One of the greatest miracles in life… is when you become friends… with someone who at one time… was your enemy.
Enemies come in all forms, don’t they? They can be rival sports teams… rival nations… someone who has hurt you and has literally set themselves against you… just to name a few. They can be people we know well… to people or groups of people we do not know at all. The worst thing about having an enemy, or being someone’s enemy… is that there is never any peace. There is always tension, and the possibility of escalated conflict. Unless… someone decides to stop. Forgive. Extend grace. Offer reconciliation. Yes, it comes at a cost, sometimes an extreme cost. But that is what provides the miracle. Two former enemies, becoming friends.
Well, in a very real way… that’s what happened between humanity and God. Humanity set themselves against God, as His enemy. And God decided to send Jesus… to offer healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation. And yes, it came at a great cost. The possible result? You and I having the chance to actually be friends with God… reconciled… which then empowers us to do the same toward others. Let’s be part of the miracle! And that’s…real life. ~ Pastor Steve – Eaglebrook Church