In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Once again Jesus tell us the happiness God feels when a sinner turns to Him. Our repentance and salvation are important to God. We were created to be related, a unique and eternal connection.
In addition, we are made to be related to each other. That’s why we feel so deeply about the issues we face, and the way we react to them. God calls us to be aware of our feelings but also to remember we are all brothers and sisters. How we treat each other matters a lot to Him.
Who might we have ignored or wronged? Our repair of that relationship can restore our relationship with God. It can serve as an example to others as well, that our connection to Him is the most important thing we have.
Heavenly Father, we are grateful that we are meant to be in relationship with You, and that You forgive us when we repent. Help us to show others that they can return to Your love as well. Amen.