My Redeemer Lives

Deuteronomy 7:8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Can you imagine how the children of Israel felt to be freed from Pharaoh?  And I’m sure they had to wonder, why us?  I can only imagine how unworthy they felt, yet how grateful they were for their freedom.

Have you ever thought WHY does the Lord love me? Why would He give His only Son to die for me?  Why would Jesus Christ be willing to lay down His life for me?  I know I do and I feel so unworthy of this gift!  How do I deserve to receive freedom from the sins of this world and eternal life in heaven?  Honestly, I don’t deserve anything I have received, nor does anyone else, but through the love, grace & mercy of our Lord; we have been redeemed, bought with a price, and freely given life!

Being redeemed has been on my mind this week.  Do you know what it means to be redeemed?  According to an online dictionary, this is one definition of redeemed: Adj.1.redeemed – saved from the bondage of sin.  

But is that all it means to you?  To me, this is an amazing part of being redeemed….to be free from the hold of the sins of this world.

Although being free from sin is an awesome feeling, I believe there is so much more to being redeemed.  If I am redeemed, then I have been grafted into the family of God, and am now a child of God.   And being a child of God, I now have the love of my Heavenly Father and know He is there to guide and direct my every step with love and compassion.  I also have mercy & grace available to me to help me as I daily struggle to defeat the trials and temptations the devil throws at me while traveling on this journey.  And if I should fall, stumble or even fail, I am given unending forgiveness to wash me clean, pick me up and put me back on the right track.  And on those days where the devil reminds of how unworthy I am, the Comforter is there to wrap me up while pouring out support and encouragement.  Being redeemed carries so many wonderful blessings: salvation, love, mercy, grace, peace, eternal life, unmerited favor, forgiveness, comfort………too many to name but all freely given to His children.

So with all these wonderful gifts we receive, why is it that we cannot keep from murmuring and complaining?  Just like the children of Israel, we forget where we have been brought from.  We begin to look at our situation and forget who’s in control.  So we throw ourselves a pity party, grumbling, mumbling, and wondering where God is.  Why do we let the devil brainwash us with such stupid thoughts……God has not left us, will not leave us and is only a whisper away!  Stop all the whining! Get back on course, run your race and kick the pity party out the door.

So as I have pondered these thoughts this week, I have had to remind myself of all of these points.  Remind myself that MY REDEEMER LIVES!!!  He’s not dead, He’s not in the grave or a golden image, and He’s alive and taking care of business.  My redeemer lives……does yours?

Author: Michelle Drummond

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Published in: on September 2, 2011 at 9:02 am  Leave a Comment  

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