Ransom

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.” 1 Timothy 2:5-7

I keep thinking about this word, “Ransom”.  I can’ quite put the words together that I want to say. However, the song “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us,” keeps replaying in my head, and incidentally on my heart.  I keep reading and re-reading the lyrics. I couldn’t have said these words better:

How deep the Father’s love for us,

How vast beyond all measure

That He should give His only Son

To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,

The Father turns His face away

As wounds which mar the chosen One,

Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,

My sin upon His shoulders

Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,

Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there

Until it was accomplished

His dying breath has brought me life

I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything

No gifts, no power, no wisdom

But I will boast in Jesus Christ

His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?

I cannot give an answer

But this I know with all my heart

His wounds have paid my ransom

Thank You, Jesus, for paying my ransom. Amen.

Published by raelynpracht

Writer. Reader. Lifetime Learner. Follower of Christ.

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