Redeemer

There is No One So Broken...

There is no one so broken that He cannot redeem them.

There is no one so broken that He cannot redeem them.

Absolutely awesome is our Father’s Love letter to us. I am pondering today Isaiah 42. “A bruised reed, He will not break. A dimly burning wick, He will not extinguish.” Do you hear the language of man here?

When a man is making a flute from a reed, he must take great care in not bruising the reed, for if it is bruised in any way, it will not play the beautiful music for which he is creating it. There is nothing left to do but throw it away and start again with another reed.

When a man seeks to light his room in the dark of night, if he finds a dimly burning wick, a wick that has burned down and lost its capacity for flame, there is nothing left to do but snuff it out with his fingers and find another new and better wick.

So it is with man and this fallen world we live in. When a man or a woman has fallen on hard times and their soul is crushed and their hopes are dashed, the world finds very little time and certainly very little use for such people. Nothing much left to do but cast them off and find another with greater potential. Sadly, such is the language of man.

I hope you hear here in this passage though, the language of God! He does not break and cast off the broken reed, and He does not extinguish the wick that is burning so very dimly. Oh no!

There is no one so broken that He cannot redeem them.

LISTEN! I do not care who you are! I do not care what you have done! I do not care how many times you have done it! I do not care who you did it with! I do not care if you are doing “IT” right now! Hear the words of the God Who longs to be a Father to you if you would only let Him. Come to Him! He will NOT cast you out! In fact, He will transform your life with His own LIFE in you so fully and completely that your light will once again shine brightly and your life will play a beautiful song of His love, grace and mercy.

Remember John 1:11: He who believes in Jesus has the AUTHORITY to be called a child of God! Do you realize what that is saying?

If you are a male child of God, that makes you a son of God… a son of the King! What do you call the son of a King? You call him a prince! 
If you are a female child of God, that makes you a daughter of God… a daughter of the King! What do you call the daughter of a King? You call her a princess!

Now that is some kind of Redemption! That is our Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is worthy of our praise!

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Off the Auction Block!

Redemption is one of the great words of the Bible. We cry out that we have been "REDEEMED!" We sing of it in our hymns. But what is it that we are heralding? All too often, we use words that we really do not understand their meaning. We simply join in the chorus without fully embracing the awe and wonder of what it is we are heralding.

The Greek word literally means to "buy out, to buy back, or to puchase on the auction block." Hmmmm....

So that means that someone purchased us. It means we are slaves. Doesn't sound so good right now. But let's dig deeper. We were "sold under sin." We were "slaves to sin." But Jesus came and offered His blood to purchase us off the auction block of sin. According to Rom 6 then, we have a new owner. We are no longer slaves to sin, but slaves to God (LOVE) and righteousness.

I hope you can enter into the glory of this reality. We were slaves to sin, ashamed and lost, selling ourselves to the highest bidder. We were willing to compromise ourselves, give away our bodies, put horrible things into our bodies.... WHY?

Because we were trying to satisfy the GREAT HEART CRY of every human being. Is there anyone out there who will love me? Anyone out there who will care for me? Anyone out there who will fight for me? I will do anything you want. I will give you my body, I will give you my devotion, if you would only love me, even if just for a little while... Sad state indeed...

Enter Jesus! I will be that One! I will love you! I will fight for you! I But instead of you giving your body for a moment of "love"... I will give My body for you! And I will do it for free... I will do it just because I love you.

Oh, the glory of this reality of being redeemed... I am for sale no more! I am off the auction block. I have found the one who will love me for free..... I am off the market! I have a home! I have a family! I have a Father, because I have a Redeemer Who has "REDEEMED" me... the likes of me!!! Now, that is worth heralding!