Redemption is a big word; it is a God word. It’s a word that reveals the very intentions of the Father heart of a God that loves you. To redeem is to “purchase back”, and that is indeed what He did for each of us through His Son, Jesus. He purchased us back to a relationship with Himself, to His own cost and pain.
But when it comes to God’s intentions for us, Redemption is a bigger word than the dictionary could ever define. It can mean so many wonderful things, each revealing God’s heart and intentions for the humanity He created. Things like: restored, healed, made alive or new again; to be forgiven, given a fresh start, rebuilt, given another chance; to mend what was broken, make well what is sick, replace what was stolen, restore what was lost; to have hope restored where hope had gone.
God’s redemptive heart is not just about saving the soul of man, its power can affect the daily life of a person too, whether that be an individual, community or even a nation. It can express its restoring potential in a person’s marriage, health, finances or any other subcategory of life.
Redemption is the heart of God, a God who desires to make “all things new”
So turn your eyes to Christ the Redeemer – not the statue in Rio de Janeiro, but the living God who loves you and has plans that can change the storyline of your life.