There was a time when I needed redemption.


Nothing has changed.


Easton’s Bible Dictionary defines redemption as, “the purchase back of something that had been lost, by the payment of a ransom.”


I was lost.


He ransomed me. He rescued me from the punishment of my sin. He saved me from captivity.


He gave me eternal life.


I was saved in a moment, with a breath and a prayer, but it is a lifelong transformation. My need for a savior is as great as it has ever been. As I acknowledge my utter dependence on Him, my need for redemption is more evident.


When I asked the Lord to take the wheel, so to speak I was under the impression that He would do that and everything else. People told me that at their moment of conversion He took this away and that away and changed this and that.


So, I waited.


Hoped.

Grew weary.


Discouraged.


It was years before I understood that He invites me to be an active participant in my story with Him leading every step of the way.


This is my journey, my story of redemption, which is still being written. My hope is that through my story, struggles and victories you might gain hope and vision for your story too.


He saved me while I was yet a sinner and is still saving me while I am still sinning. Redemption is an ongoing, lifelong metamorphosis. When I think I have gotten this thing figured out, He peels back another layer that I did not even know was there. He does not do it to expose me, harm me or even make me work harder, He does it to free me.


He does it because He loves me.


He did it because He loves you.


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16