In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (Ephesians 1:7)
One of my favorite movies of all time is called The Shawshank Redemption. If you haven't seen or heard of the movie before, no worries. Either way, I strongly encourage all of you to find the movie and watch it. You won't be disappointed. The picture above is actually a scene from the movie.
Many of us can relate to the man on that picture. When God's grace, mercy, and love is "showered" upon us, the redemption that results from such an encounter is so refreshing. I guess redemption can be said that it's like rain that comes down upon us on a hot and humid afternoon.
Redemption plays the role of many second chances in our lives. Redemption provides further clarity to what we go through in life as it provides us with a new perspective on a situation that required the redemption to happen in the first place. Redemption is also very rewarding as well given the fact that when we share that redemption with others, they will also be inspired with the hope of redemption and make an impact in the lives of others as well.
More often than not, before we can experience redemption, there is some type of personal sacrifice that is required. The type of personal sacrifice will vary from person to person. As Christians, we will be totally dependent upon God and His character. Instead of approaching God from a religious and intellectual perspective, it's important that we approach God with the same confidence and trust that we would have for our closest friends and family members.
When we approach God from this perspective, redemption not only becomes possible, but in turn becomes very refreshing and rewarding. God has already been knocking on the door of your heart, soul, and mind long before you were even brought into this world. God cares about the smallest details of your life. He longs to be able to intervene into your life and bring redemption to that area of your life that so desperately needs to be changed.
What area(s) of your life do you need to see redemption in?
Thank you so much for reading this post as I know without a shadow of a doubt that God will redeem your life in such a miraculous way. My dear friends, always be assured that I will always be praying for you as I know you are doing the same for me as we all need certain areas of our lives to be redeemed for our own greater good and the greater good of of everyone that God has and will place in our lives.
May God continue to bless you and keep you all in Jesus' precious name! Jesus loves you and so do I!!!!!....:-). ENJOY!!!...:-D