Separation hurts. Isolation aches. Mistakes echo with pain. The sense of wrong, guilt, and regret is part of human existence.
And yet when the word sin hits the air, a room can either grow silent or burst in anger. Once uttered or cried, the word welcomes the boundaries of religion. Today many assume it is God’s reason for punishment and shame, refusing to acknowledge it or condemning its relevance what so ever.
And what people don’t really know is:
sin means ‘to separate’.
In churches this concept is focused in an objective aspect, that our wrongs are separation from the Lord himself. That is true and undeniable, yet I believe it runs deeper. Our God set these rules not to corner and restrict our minds with paranoia, but rather to reveal the beauty in life lost in His absence. Because sin doesn’t just hurt God’s heart, but our own. It causes physical and emotional separation in our everyday life, and backfires. God tells us to stray away from sin for our own good.
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize Christ Jesus is in you- unless of course, you fail the test? 2 Corinthians 13:5
When we bully, steal, cuss, and become promiscuous, the thrill is initially there. Yet consequences always catch up in the end. Eventually bitter heartache, disappointment, and discontent follow. The joke’s on us. God will eventually throw his wrath down, because the natural laws and glory of God are being broken by our negative choices. WE separate ourselves, fight and cheat, lie and deceive, since we worry about momentary satisfaction instead of eternal joy.
The difference is a man came upon this world centuries ago, a lone carpenter humbling his holiness, knowing mankind would need fixing. That we would need a way out when the separation became unbearable.
He made the ultimate sacrifice, he is the ultimate teacher of a lesson learned. Jesus, the perfect one, without sin and without separation from God (as God).
So can you see his redemption? See that it’s worth living for? All he want is final unification. A reconciliation with the people and world he loves.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36