Monday, April 22, 2013

Redemption

Redemption (noun)
1. an act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake, or the state of being redeemed.
2. deliverance; rescue.
3. deliverance from sin; salvation. 
4. atonement for guilt.
5. repurchase, as of something sold. 

(as found on dictionary.com)

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This past weekend, I got to reunite with some very long-time, dear friends. Friends who I hadn't seen in quite some time, we're talking years here. 


This picture. Man, it just screams redemption

I wish I could sit you down for coffee, and tell you about each woman looking at you in this picture. I wish I could walk you through each of our lives, because you would be blown away by the power of God's love. 

Some of the stories are mine to tell, and others aren't. Some may grace this blog at some point, and others will not. 

But just believe me when I tell you, 
the love of Jesus Christ is life changing. 

You look at this picture and you see three smiling faces looking back at you. 

You don't see cancer. You don't see drugs. You don't see jail. You don't see alcohol. 

You don't see these things, because when Jesus is in the picture, He takes over. 

I look at this picture, and that is all I see. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. 

I see that prayer changes things

I see that God heals

And I see that there is no such thing as "too far gone" when it comes to Christ. 

He will reach down and pick you up from where ever you are, He's not afraid to get His hands dirty. 

Today, I am thankful that we are redeemed
That we are delivered, rescued, saved
Set free from guilt. No longer slaves to sin. 
Purchased as a prized possession. 

It doesn't matter where you've been. Walk in that truth today. 

9 comments:

L said...

LOVE these words friend! Praise God for His redemption in your lives! What a blessing to have seen Him walk with you through all that! :)
Love how encouraging you are friend!

Heather Leigh said...

AMEN Sis!! These are Awesome truths!! I'm so glad I belong to Jesus.. His arms are where I want to be always. Be blessed :)

Julie said...

Needed to hear this so badly today. I've been feeling crummy about school and other things but this was the perfect pick me up. Because in the scheme of things, Jesus is what matters. And He has redeemed me and called me His. And that's something worth being happy about! Love you Amy, you are such a blessing!

Suzanne said...

AMEN!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

what a wonderful weekend for you amy! thank the great Lord for the love of Jesus Christ that is life changing because it truly truly is!

Leslie @ Body Won't Break said...

I love this! Yay Jesus!

Danielle Wilson said...

Thank you so so much for this post! It has really encouraged me today and I'm sure it has done the same for many others. I'm so glad that you got to see such great friends this weekend:) Have a wonderful day!

Jess said...

Amen! He can make the worst of us into His best! :)

Melissa Jo said...

There is never too far gone, there is never a place too far that we can go - that HE won't rescue us and meet us there.