by Kelsey McKay”
He has saved my life, my Redeemer Lives. I really don’t understand why it is so hard for most of us to grasp this reality. Granted it’s taken me some time, however, I now see, my Redeemer lives. Many of us have lived for a very long time with the fear that God doesn’t like us, doesn’t want us, or doesn’t reach out to us. We come up with all kinds of rescue plans to earn His favor. Perhaps, if we were good enough He might look upon us with approval, and maybe; just maybe, if we were really good, He might even come to love us. That is NOT the picture of God presented in the Bible! God is a “Father”, who, having lost His children to a kidnapper, refuses to go through eternity without them! He desperately wants to save them! Because He is the Creator who made them in His image, He designed a rescue plan. He became their Redeemer and paid the costly ransom. Sometimes I wonder how much it must hurt God when we imply that what He did was not enough.
Sometimes I imagine God’s sad face when we are worried and anxious about our salvation. He doesn’t have to ask He knows that we are wondering if our salvation is sure, if we need to add something to what He has already done. I can almost picture tears in His eyes when we doubt the fact that He can really take care of us, that the ransom He paid is sufficient! Le me just say this; “It is more than sufficient!” He offered Himself as a sacrifice for the sins of all time! “Christ, however, offered one sacrifice for sins, an offering that is effective forever and then He sat down at the right side of God.” (Heb. 10:2) Our salvation is secured! It is completed! Our Redeemer has done His job!
Here’s a little something to do to always remind yourself: Find a little cross and place a small push pin or a nail in the center then write a note on a little piece of paper that reads “Paid in full!”, sign it with the word “Redeemer and pin it to the cross. Place it somewhere you can often see it and on those days in which you don’t feel worthy of your salvation, remember your Redeemer. and during those times when you feel proud and think you can earn your own salvation, think of your Redeemer. And when you’re depressed and think you have gone too far into sin to come back to God, recall your Redeemer.
Let’s join Job in his assertion; Let’s say it loud, emphasizing each word: “I know my Redeemer lives!” (Job 19:25)
You are not destitute and you are not enslaved. Even though you were kidnapped, your Rescuer stepped in. In the very moment you accept your Redeemer and what He has done for you, you are free! “Because God demonstrated His own love towards us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:8)
Our Redeemer Lives!