Redemption is more than an idea. It is an active process that progressively works to “make all things new.” It does not finish and it does not relent – for that is the character of Christ at work within us.
Too often we forfeit the hope available to us by leaving redemption out of the equation. Though circumstances appear grim, we continue to expect the situation to remain unchanged or become worse, omitting the intercession of the One “who calls into being things that were not” (Romans 4:17).
We were chained to imperfection that left us hopeless beyond death . . . “but God.”
We wished only to satisfy ourselves . . .“but God.”
We had no hope of life beyond the grave . . . “but God.
We wandered through life aimless and ineffective . . . “but God.”
That’s what redemption looks like. It leaves us not as though we were and calls us into a lifelong pursuit of He from whom redemption comes. Though the redeemed life is a state of being that was not before, it is available if only we leave behind everything that hinders our pursuit of Him.
Don’t underestimate the power of redemption – the power of Christ Himself– to change everything.