We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1)
Because Jesus forgave our sins, we have a home with our Father in heaven.
Living in war with God is no healthy business. It also won’t end well. The Lord our God is very patient, but one day He will have no more patience. That will then be the Last Day, when Jesus will return to this earth as Conqueror. Everyone who is then still His enemy, will die.
Therefore, it is so awesome that we have the possibility to live in peace with God. The special thing is that He, the conquering party, offers peace to us. What is even more special is that He paid the price of restoration for the damage that we cause against Him in our war. The punishment that brought us peace was on Him. Jesus paid with His death. He is our peace.
God overwhelms us with His love. That ensures that it is not just a simple truce. His love disarmed us. It is peace. We become children in His house.
What does it mean to you to be God’s child?