An extreme God …

God is an extreme God.

His love is extreme.

His mercy is extreme.

His grace is extreme.

His capacity for being extreme is best shown in His desire to save humankind from sin so we can be reconciled with Him. What did He do? He wrapped Himself in flesh by being born into this broken world as a man, and while wearing a crown of thorns He offered Himself as the perfect and only acceptable sacrifice for our sins.

That’s the extreme to which God is willing to go to save us.

Now, He commissions us as His ambassadors to carry on this ministry of reconciliation …

“And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, ‘Come back to God!'” 2 Corinthians 5:18-20.

God has gone to the extreme to save us; now, to what extreme are you willing to go to carry on His ministry of reconciliation?