Your life is never beyond repair
From Genesis: A 7-Week Devotional
Flipping is where someone takes something that seems beyond repair and restores it to better than its original state. The flipper has a unique eye to see the potential in something that someone else has given up on. He turns what someone else saw as trash into a treasure. He takes the old and makes it better than new.
Jacob stole Esau’s birthright in Genesis 25:30-34, and that severed their relationship. Esau was so angry with Jacob that he set out to kill him. It seemed as if this relationship was beyond repair.
God is a God of restoration.
Fast forward to Genesis 33 where God redeems Jacob and Esau’s seemingly irreparable relationship. God is a God of restoration. God can take a relationship that seems dead and breathe life back into it. God doesn't look at what could have been; He looks at what could be. He looks through the lens of redemption rather than the lens of regret. He can take what is broken and put it back together.
Jacob began to restore his relationship with Esau by humbling himself. Our restoration starts with humbling ourselves before God and the people we need to reconcile with.
Our relationship with God was severed by sin. Sin had separated us from God. But, God sent Jesus to die on the cross and rise again 3 days later to reconcile our relationship with Him. God took a blood stained cross and turned it into an empty tomb. If He can do that, He can take the pieces of your broken relationship and put them back together.
- Is there something broken in your life that seems beyond repair? Ask God to restore it.
- What step do you need to take to begin the reconciliation process?
- Has there been a moment in your life when you have received Jesus’ gift of reconciliation to God? If not, you can do it now.