Sunday, February 1, 2015

Day 33


Romans 3:24(KJV)

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

When invited, On Wings Like a Dove are privileged to provide devotions and visitation at our local youth detention center.  Each time we go I am blown away by what these young people have been exposed to in their short life, and therefore the choices they have made.  As they share their stories of drug use, abuse, and crime, it saddens me to the core.  It is like going back in time with our son.  At our last visit we played the song “Redeemed” by Big Daddy Weave.  He sings about not being who he was because Christ has redeemed him.  Redemption is the purchasing back of something that has been lost by the payment of a ransom.  Christ paid the ransom on the cross as He sacrificed Himself by his own shed blood.  The debt we owed as sinners is not only cancelled but stamped:  PAID in Full!

If you have not accepted His redemption, won’t you stop and do that today?  If you have drifted away won’t you confess that to Jesus today and experience that freedom?

Pray for your prodigal to see their need for redemption today.  Thank God for HIS redemption that makes us a new creature.

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