Sin separates. Jesus unites. Going all the way back to the Garden of Eden’s fall we see the power of sin to divide, to break, to separate all that is meant to be together. Adam and Even used to walk daily with God; after sin they hid from Him. Adam and Eve used to get along fine; after sin the finger pointing began. Adam and Eve used to live freely in the garden; after sin they’re cast out. Adam and Eve used to be at peace with themselves; after sin they’re ashamed and hid their nakedness. Sin divided God and people, people and people, people and their environment, and even people from themselves.
Jesus unites. Ephesians 2 reminds us of how Jesus broke the dividing barrier of sin through his death on the cross. He unites and brings back together all those who were separated. Just imagine how your life can be different if you allow Jesus to heal the divides in your life. He can unite you with God. He can unite you with people you’ve separated from. He can unite you with your environment. He can unite you in ways that you’ll be able to be at peace even with yourself.