"If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there... First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift."
(MATTHEW 5:23-24)

Romans 5:6-11
In the 2001 film, Big Night, two brothers running a failing restaurant have a falling out that results in shouting and an all-out scuffle. Emotionally and physically injured, each staggers off alone into the night. The final scene takes place the next morning. As one brother arrives at the deserted restaurant kitchen and prepares a simple breakfast for two, the other takes a seat at the table and watches. In complete silence they sit side by side eating. While the scene fades, we see them gently place arms of reconciliation over one another’s shoulders.


I love the imagery of a meal to signify forgiveness and restored fellowship. In Revelation 3:20 Jesus calls for an end to the hostility that sin has caused between Him and us: “if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”


Whatever is causing you to stand hurting and starving on the other side of that door, fling it wide, and fall into the Savior’s forgiving arms. He’s waiting for you right now!



Scripture Focus

Romans 5:6-11

Insight

SIN CREATES A GREAT DIVIDING HUNGER IN OUR SOULS, BUT REPENTANCE WITH FORGIVENESS IS THE FOOD OF PEACE.

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