I pulled out an old CD yesterday and slipped it into my player. I was looking for a song that would lift my eyes and my spirit; and I found it. The introduction to the song began playing and Keith Green started singing “There Is a Redeemer.”
There is a Redeemer, Jesus God’s own Son,
Precious Lamb of God Messiah, Holy One---
Jesus, my Redeemer, name above all names,
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, hope for sinners slain---
(Chorus) – Thank you O my Father, for giving us Your Son
And leaving Your Spirit till the work on earth done.
When I stand in glory, I will see His face,
There I’ll serve my King forever, in that holy place.
When life gets heavy, we need a lift. Usually, our heaviness is because we are focusing on ourselves or our circumstances. The message of the Redeemer comes to reassure us of being rightly related to our Heavenly Father by the redeeming sacrifice of Jesus. I’m thankful today that our Redeemer lives, that we are His; He is intricately involved in our lives and our home is heaven.
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace…” Ephesians 1:7 (Check out Big Daddy Weave – “I Am Redeemed” – on YouTube!)