Proclaim His Salvation Day After Day
By Peggy Berglund
A cousin of mine had a near abduction experience as a teenager. The would-be abductor was scared off by my screaming for help. My cousin told the account of that experience over and over through the years to anyone who would listen. She had been spared what could have been a much more frightening experience.
We too have been rescued, but from the grasp of a much more deadly foe; Satan. I Peter 5:8b-9a “…Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith…” Since his perceived “success” in the Garden of Eden, Satan has been gloating when he sees temptation winning and sin committed. But as promised in Genesis, his head was crushed when Jesus, the perfect Lamb, was nailed to the cross. We were freed from his grip on us. Jesus the perfect Lamb of God was sacrificed to pay the penalty of our sin – we are redeemed! We have been spared “For the wages of sin is death” we’ve been redeemed, “but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Fanny Crosby penned the reality of this over a hundred years ago in the words to a loved hymn: “Redeemed – how I love to proclaim it! Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb; Redeemed thru His infinite mercy – His child, and forever I am. Redeemed, redeemed. Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb; Redeemed, redeemed, His child, and forever I am.” Another verse continues with “I think of my blessed Redeemer, I think of Him all the day long; I sing, for I cannot be silent, His love is the theme of my song.”
Lord, I praise you for paying the debt that was mine because of my sinfulness. Thank you for redeeming me and covering me with your righteousness. Amen