If we want peace, Jesus is our peace. If we want righteousness, Jesus is our righteousness. Whatever element of our life we are struggling with, He identifies with it and redeems it in us. So, when God sees us, He does not see our sin, He sees His Son—and that’s definitely something to be joyful about and worship Him for.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.