Messiah the Mediator
For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. (Colossians 1:19-20)
Mediators work along with lawyers and judges in our modern legal system. The mediator’s job is to act as an impartial third party to arrive at a settled position of agreement and peace between two parties. Mediators are often involved in union or trade disputes or significant legal settlements.
Mediation hasn’t changed much since the days of Paul. In Colossians 1:19-20, he described Jesus as the Mediator of the New Covenant.
Before Jesus died on the cross, there was a separation between God and man. Because of our sin, there was no way for us to be reconciled to the Father. Jesus knew the only way to bring the peace that God wanted between Him and mankind was to be the Mediator.
Paul said that Jesus made peace through the blood of His cross. Paul wasn’t talking about world peace or the absence of war; it was all about peace in our relationship with God.
However, that wasn’t all Jesus reconciled. Paul continued in his letter, saying that Jesus reconciled all things unto himself. Jesus willingly made Himself the Mediator and reconciled everything to Himself. That is why the Word says that He is always bringing our prayers before God.
Jesus loved you so much that He shed His blood to become the Mediator on your behalf.
Practical Application – God is not hard to reach. Jesus, the Mediator, bridged the gap between God and man, and He is forever interceding on your behalf, so you can always pray with confidence.
1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 8:6