(Feb 21) The Gift of Redemption

"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace." Ephesians 1:7

Redemption. What a word! The Lord has redeemed us and granted us salvation. Redemption involves the payment of a ransom to reclaim something that had been taken away or held captive. To redeem something or someone was to buy it back through a costly effort.

The price of our redemption -- "through His blood"

• Hebrews 9:11-12 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption