He has . . . transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. —Colossians 1:13–14
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is a drama of redemption. Redemption is about deliverance. It speaks of rescue, release, and recovery. It’s a word of hope in the midst of seemingly hopeless circumstances. When your situation is dark and there appears to be no light at the end of the tunnel, redemption promises a brighter future ahead.
When you can’t dig yourself out of the hole of guilt and shame, redemption promises that your failure and the losses caused by your sin can be overruled and you can be restored to usefulness.
On our own, we’re trapped and cannot free ourselves from sin’s vise. We need someone to reach out and help us.
That’s exactly what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. He is our Redeemer. He provides deliverance for us from the penalty and the power of sin—and one day from the very pres- ence of sin. Our blessed Redeemer has paid the price for us and saved us from destruction.
Make it Personal
What has Christ redeemed you from? What does it mean to you in the present to have a Redeemer? In eternity?