21 This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. 22 Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.
The apostle tells the gentiles of Corinth they were once estranged from God. They were considered enemies by their actions and their thoughts. However they are now reconciled to God by accepting Christ as their savior. Christ presents them holy, blameless and without fault before God; for Christ has taken on their sins and banished those sins forever. The greatest enemies to God, who have stood at the greatest distance and bid him defiance, may be reconciled through Christ Jesus.
Arthur Burns, a Jewish economist of great influence in Washington during the tenure of several Presidents, was once asked to pray at a gathering of evangelical politicians. This was his prayer: Lord, I pray that Jews would come to know Jesus Christ. And I pray that Buddhists would come to know Jesus Christ. And I pray that Muslims would come to know Christ. And Lord, I pray that Christians would come to know Jesus Christ.� [Mark Buchanan, �Singing in the Chains,� Christianity Today, February 2008, p. 33]
The apostle Paul wanted all people to know about Christ who takes away the sins of the world and presents us holy and blameless before God. Christ willingly died for our sins that we could be reconciled with God. It doesn�t matter who we are or what we have done for Christ wants us to come just as we are and allow ourselves to trust, to obey and place our faith in Him. There are those who may think God could never forgive them for the horrible things they believe they have done, but God has his arms open wide ready to embrace and ready to forgive each and every person who places their faith in His son Jesus Christ. There are Christians who have fallen away from their faith and God also is waiting on them to come back as the prodigal son returned to his father. There is no sin that can keep us away from the love of God except to reject God and the salvation He offers. Turn to God today and allow His love to pour out upon you, restore you and make you whole with God again.