By Barry J. Keurulainen
A time to tear and a time to mend (Ecclesiastes 3:7 NLT).
Tearing and mending are opposites, but as Jesus suffered and died, they formed one seamless act. The psalmist writes, “Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed!” (Psalm 85:10 NLT). At the cross, the love of the Father met the truth of our disobedience. It was there that the righteousness of Jesus satisfied the wrath of the Father. Peace and righteousness came together as one.
As the veil in the temple was torn in two, God’s plan for our salvation was coming together. In the tearing, God’s relationship with his creatures was being mended. Today, reflect on where God is leading you to do some mending in your relationships.
Pray: Jesus, your flesh was torn so that I could be one with you and one with others. Help me to mend relationships in my life, especially . . .