Before and After

Our scripture reading today from Galatians paints a picture of our relationship to God before and after Christ walked among us. Before Christ, the people of God related to God through the Law. Maybe they offered sacrifices, or maybe they fasted on certain days, or maybe they celebrated different holidays. The Law was present to sustain the relationship with God.

But once Christ came to Earth, our relationship with God changed forever. By believing and trusting in Jesus, we were no longer under the Law. This new way of faith in Jesus provided an incomparable love, grace, and peace to the people he encountered. Christ reminded his disciples and those who came to listen to his teachings that all are God’s children. All are a part of God’s BIG community: no rules, laws, or exceptions.

Meg Rooney

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