I miss God’s goal (aka sin) for my life. That separates me from God. I need reconciliation to God.
When the Messiah Jesus died on the cross, He satisfied God’s judgment and made it possible for God’s enemy, that is me, to find peace with Him.
Jesus did that by shedding His blood and being the sacrifice for me and all of us.
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the the atoning sacrifice, and the satisfying offering for our missing God’s goal, fulfilling God’s requirement for justice against sin and placating His wrath. ~Apostle John | 1 John 4:10
My “reconciliation”, our reconciliation, to God, then, involves the exercise of His grace and the forgiveness of sin. The result of Jesus’ sacrifice is that my relationship has changed from enmity to friendship. “I no longer call you slaves … Instead, I have called you friends” (John 15:15).
That the disciples of Jesus the King experience reconciliation is a glorious truth! We were God’s enemies, but are now His friends. We were in a state of condemnation because of our missing God’s goal, but we are now forgiven. We were at war with God, but now have the peace that transcends all understanding (Philippians 4:7).