1 But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, o Jacob, he who formed you, o Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
4 Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.
Redemption is buying back, recovering by payment, fulfilling a promise, rescue, deliverance. God has done it, called me by name, declared to the enemy I am his. A prisoner exchange if I understand the giving of men, the giving of his Son. But in Christ, the joke’s on the enemy.
The exchange cost everything. I am left with one response, constant praise and adoration and rejoicing before the one who gave up everything just for me!
Oh my sweet Lord! There aren’t enough words in the English language to express my praise and love for you! I am a woman of unclean lips to even say your great name! Oh that I would think clearly before ever speaking words of self loathing again as if to spit in your face and call you a liar when you say you love me. I don’t know why you would love me? But I believe you do! My Redeemer! Jesus! I love you!!! Thank you!!!
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