For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him.
The concept of reconciliation comes into play when there is a separation of two parties that were intended to be together, and in this passage above, we see the separation of God and His people. From the moment sin came into the world, humans could never really be connected to God’s Spirit, but due to the grace of God and HIS desire for reconciliation, He gave us Jesus. He gave us Jesus so we could be made clean and whole in the eyes of God. He reconciled us, even when we didn’t deserve it.
In your relationship with God, what do you need to reconcile? In your relationship with people, how can you extend that same reconciliation God gave you?