“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”
Today’s verse passage contains the Lord’s promise of future redemption. For many, the word denotes something positive to be sure, but beyond that its meaning remains shadowy and ambiguous. What exactly is meant by redemption? To redeem something is to reclaim, recover, or regain control over that which was lost. Very often, redemption requires payment; redemption comes at a cost. The grand theme of earth and human history is redemption. Christ the blessed Redeemer has come into the world to restore what original man, Adam, had forfeited. The redemption price was high, however; it required nothing less than the shed blood of God’s Only Begotten Son. The Lord’s ancestor according to the flesh, King David, wrote concerning Christ’s redemptive ministry. “They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head” wrote David, “they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away” (Psalm 69:4). The redemptive work of Jesus entails blessings beyond number—and some cases beyond comprehension—for those who love and trust the Redeemer who loved them first. Let us reflect with grateful hearts on the matchless love of Jesus, and the stupendous saving benefits of His redemptive work, to the praise of His glory.
God bless you, dear saints,