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)
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.