“But in our time something new has been added. What Moses and the prophets witnessed to all those years has happened. The God-setting-things-right that we read about has become Jesus-setting-things-right for us. And not only for us, but for everyone who believes in him. For there is no difference between us and them in this. Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ.”Romans 3:21-24 MSG
It’s Reformation Day, and that’s a big deal in my tribe, I’m Lutheran. Today we remember the day that Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis (topics for debate) on the church doors in Wittenberg 499 years ago.
One of the concepts to come out of Reformation is that we are always being reformed, or reshaped, by God’s grace for God’s purposes. This is true corporately and individually.
Thinking about that today, I invite to join me In spending some time on how God is reshaping and reforming you, or the congregation you worship with, or your denomination, or The Church as a whole.
Prayer: Lord, as difficult as change may be, continue to reform and reshape me for service in your kingdom. Amen.