What better message is there than to be able to tell people that God loves them so much that all he wants is to be in a good relationship with them. He won't even count their sins against them. Just come, be forgiven, be reconciled. It is not the model of any worldly king. A human king wants you to prove yourself worthy of forgiveness, prove your loyalty, prove yourself ready to die for king and kingdom. In the heavenly kingdom it is the other way around. The king died for us that we might be made worthy. The king died for us to prove his loyalty. The king died for us that we might be forgiven. He wants us to sit in the heavenly places with him.
For reflecti0n: Christ says to us, "Come up. Come up out of the muck and the mire. Come, be reconciled. I have so much more for you. Won't you join me?"
Let us pray. My King and my God. (As we watch the video of women joyfully dancing to "King of Kings and Lord of Lords", let us consider with whom we can share the good news of reconciliation this week.)