We did not earn reconciliation; it’s a gift from God through Jesus, and all we did was receive His gift. This is one of the most important principles of Christianity; we cannot earn our salvation, but need merely accept it. We cannot do our way into God’s grace.
We must merely thank God, seek Him, receive His love, and watch as our love for Him grows with every new revelation He presents to us. And all the while, we should remain joyful and at peace as we seek God. The amazing thing is, the more we seek Him, the more peace and joy He gives to us.
It’s a wonderful circle of love;
Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Romans 5:11