Something wonderful happened yesterday
At the college we have a mentoring program. The 3rd and 4th year students are paired up with a staff member and we meet once a week. It isn’t for very long but I get a chance to listen to and pray with a student. When it goes well, it goes very well. Yesterday it went well.
The person I meet with had just finished a paper on 2 Cor 5:16-21. Oh, man what an intro to a conversation. We ended up in Romans 6,7,8 as we talked about the tension between our effort in our relationship to Christ and what God does to transform us. At the end we prayed together. It was too short, but it was very good.
5:16 So then from now on we acknowledge no one from an outward human point of view. Even though we have known Christ from such a human point of view, now we do not know him in that way any longer. 5:17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away—look, what is new has come! 5:18 And all these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation. 5:19 In other words, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting people’s trespasses against them, and he has given us the message of reconciliation. 5:20 Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His plea through us. We plead with you on Christ’s behalf, Be reconciled to God!” 5:21 God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.
For me this verse puts what happened online in the last few days in a different light.