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 Jesus Christ Who Restores


Biblical meaning of the word restoration is to receive back more than which was lost to the point where the final state is greater than the original condition.   The main thing is that the life situation  improves beyond measure.   We live in a broken world. God still loved our beautiful but broken world  - and  He sent His only son  to restore the lost humanity.  Through death and resurrection, Jesus restored everything  that humanity had broken through their rebellion.

                     God   has taken that which was broken, and put it together again, and made it better  than it was before.  He took the shattered pieces of our lives, and glued them together with His love.  He  made them strong in the places where it was  once weak   and lost in sins. The promise of restoration” I will  restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord”  Jeremiah 30:17,  a promise which is repeated throughout the Bible  offering love , hope and Grace  where  everything else disappoints us.

                        In Adam we were born in death, and were born to die, but  we are dead in him those who believed in His sacrifice.    In Christ we are reborn or restored in life, and resurrected to live.  The life of resurrection  brought on by Christ  , through the Holy Baptism, restores us by the spirit of God. It  will continue to sanctify our lives into  transfiguration of our bodies  when Christ returns. This is what Paul  explains as a mystery.  

                          Wherever you need restoration, whether in a relationship, your finances, your body, or your fellowship with God, it is possible because of  God's restoration  activity, and willingness to do so. When God restores, he will not take you back to where you were broken before. God takes the pain, hurt, brokenness that may have been caused by you, and puts your life back in order, adjusts what is wrong, brings to you a place of amazing recovery and wholeness. Jesus had the scars to show that he went through the hurt and brokenness from this fallen  world, but the scars that you may show  is what  you may have received  through His mercy, love and sacrifice  that saved you. Amen.


Thank you dear Jesus,  for restoring us back to an amazing life of newness through  Your love, mercy, Your death and Resurrection.  Help us to enjoy the  fellowship in Your Holy presence all our lives. Amen

"If God could restore us back to Himself,  He can restore any relationship back to us.  “ 

Dr. John K. Thomas
Tabor Mar Thoma Church


Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church

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