OK, I heard this in the shower yesterday, so bear with me. You may know Kevin Bacon, a famous actor who starred in movies like Footloose, X-Men, and A Few Good Men. Still not ringing a bell? Maybe you’ve heard of the 6 Degrees of Separation or the Bacon Law; it is a parlor game where players challenge each other to arbitrarily choose an actor and then connect them to another actor via a film that both actors have appeared in together, within 6 steps. For example George Clooney was in Ocean’s Eleven with Matt Damon, Matt Damon was in The Departed with Jack Nicholson, and Jack Nicholson was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon. Nicholson has a Bacon number of 1, Damon has a Bacon number of 2, and Clooney has a Bacon number of 3. Why is any of this relevant? It is not. But what it does shows us is that while they are all actors, they are separated, yet even with the separation, there is a way to connect all of them in just a few steps.
Sin has separated us from God. Like many, if we were to add up all of our transgressions and failures, it would take 1000 steps to get back to God or numerous degrees of separation. Col 2:14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
However, while we don’t have 6 degrees of separation from our Heavenly Father, we have the Grace of God wiping out everything that tries to separate us. We have X degrees of separations, and that X = The Cross. All separation was nailed it to the cross with Jesus. Isa 1:18 “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow.
Our sins have been covered by the blood of Our Savior and because of His sacrifice.
We deserve extended separation from God, but like Paul, I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom 8:38-39).
“And though my sins are scarlet; you made them white as snow. Jesus, I thank you for the Cross.”