"For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect." 1 Peter 1:18-19
When I woke up this morning, I couldn't help but think about the fact that God has redeemed me! He has rescued me and restored me; He has redeemed me! My redemption didn't cost God silver or gold; Jesus Christ, God's Son, died for me. The blood of Jesus rescued me from my sin; the blood of Jesus restored me into a right relationship with God; the blood of Jesus redeemed me. Sin and separation and disruption are not the end of my story. Brokenness is not the end result of my life. I am a child of God, thanks be to Jesus! I no longer live an empty life headed for destruction and death; I live a life of purpose and value through the blood of my redeemer! Thank You, Jesus, for Your sacrifice! Thank You, Father, for redemption!