Do you ever wonder why God asks you to make the first move? Maybe He suggests you apologize first. Or He might request that you jump in right away and make things right.
I would often wonder this very thing when I had a disagreement with my husband. I used to think it was because I had known the Lord longer so He was requiring that I be the bigger person. But that is not the case.
Jesus was first! He made the first move by leaving heaven to come to earth to redeem us. He willingly gave His life so that His blood would make things right. We are enabled and equipped with the ministry of reconciliation because JESUS WAS FIRST!