The day that I said yes to Jesus, there was an instant transaction that took place. He redeemed me before I even had a clue what that meant.
The dictionary definition of redeem is to gain or regain possession of something in exchange for payment.
“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.”1 Corinthians 7:23
Before I knew Jesus, I didn’t really know what life was for. All I could see was pain, suffering, death, war, and destruction. I figured if this is all life was about, then there really wasn’t a good reason to be alive, right?
Then, the miraculous transaction took place. Not only was I immediately saved from eternal death, I was blessed with a whole new worldview that allows me to feel joy despite how it’s all falling apart!
Friends, whenever I am tempted to fall into old patterns of thinking, I preach the Gospel to myself. I go back to that day when the Lord redeemed me. He graciously, bravely got on that cross and paid the price for my sin so I could live! He did that for you too! Let’s agree to never forget!