The great exchange // 06-04-22

“For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:15-21 NLT

Martin Luther, the reformer and theologian, called this, ‘The great exchange.’ Sight for the blind, freedom for the captive, from darkness to light, from lost to found, from dead to alive. All those things that have broken us and weighed us down, the sin that separates us from God, that clogs up our hearts, Jesus took it, He carried it as He hung on that cross, and in exchange He gives us His righteousness, as if we had never sinned, a right standing before God, we get made whole, our relationship with God healed, our identity as His children, citizens of His Kingdom, restored; a heart of flesh replacing a heart of stone, born again, freed to live a life that is holy (set apart for divine purpose). It’s as we encounter God’s incredible love for us through Jesus, that we then discover His will for our lives – to know Him and to live in that love. No wonder it’s called the great exchange, my sinfulness for His goodness! Lord, help me to let go of the old that I bring, show me what that looks like, so I can fully embrace the new that You so desire to give. Amen 🙌🏼😊