Justice at Its Best

“My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.” – 1 John 1:1-2

How do we understand sin – the brokenness we see all around ourselves and, perhaps even more heartbreakingly, within ourselves?  We wish the world could be perfect, that we could be perfect – your kingdom come, Lord, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  But that’s not our daily reality.

How comforting then to know that we have an advocate in Jesus – literally in the Greek, a defense attorney, working on our behalf, working with God to bring together God's deep longings to make things right (justice) and to love us completely.  I’m reminded of these words from Dr. King: “…justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

Take a few moments to talk with Jesus about where you need his power in your life – his power to defend you and to make you right, to correct whatever is standing against love in your life.  Ask him to do that work and thank him for his never-failing love.