This world does not reflect the nature of a loving God. The relationship between the Creator and His creation has been broken. However, this condition has a limited allotment of time before God moves to restore all things to Himself.
Everything seen and unseen was created for a purpose and existed under the loving care and direction of God. But peace in the creation was destroyed through angelic rebellion which has led to a state of hostility toward God and toward other peoples and nations in the world.
According to their plan, the Father and Son have allotted time to restore the creation to the former condition of peace that once existed. Followers of Christ have been called to have a part in that plan – to participate in the work of restoration and unification. Our Father desires that we learn to serve one another using the gifts which He has given us.
The Father’s work of restoration requires that we learn foremost to love Him and one another as He and Jesus Christ love us. That love demands that we grow to be patient with each other and practice humility in our relationships. As godly love increases through hope, faith and the Spirit that we share, we become more like our Father and our Elder Brother Jesus Christ – the head of the New Testament Church. God has given us the entirety of Scripture to guide us to that end. If through diligent effort we allow His Spirit to work in us, it will create the bond of peace.
In this manner the followers of Christ become living examples of God’s plan of restoration and reconciliation between Himself and mankind. We are called to participate in the ongoing work of proclaiming that Gospel message. It is a message of hope, repentance, change, love, and the good news that Christ will return to earth and establish peace.