1 Timothy 2:5-6
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.
As Seventh-day Adventists, we believe that Jesus is the only mediator between God and humanity. He is the one who bridged the gap between us and God, and made it possible for us to have a relationship with our Heavenly Father.
But what does it mean for Jesus to be our mediator? In its simplest terms, a mediator is someone who stands between two parties and helps to reconcile them. In the case of Jesus, He stands between us and God, helping to reconcile us to our Heavenly Father.
And how did Jesus accomplish this reconciliation? He did it by giving Himself as a ransom for all people. He willingly took on the punishment for our sins, so that we could be forgiven and restored to a right relationship with God.
This is the heart of the gospel message - that God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) And as we reflect on this truth, we are reminded of the incredible love that God has for each and every one of us.
But the story doesn't end there. As Paul writes in 1 Timothy, Jesus' sacrifice has now been witnessed to at the proper time. We have been entrusted with the good news of the gospel, and it is our responsibility to share it with others.
So let us be faithful messengers of the gospel, sharing the love of Christ with those around us. And let us never forget that it is only through Jesus, our mediator, that we can be reconciled to God and experience the fullness of His grace and mercy.