Redeemed and Forgiven

Hello everyone and welcome to the well today, I am happy to have you all back! 

“ For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. “  John 3:16 NLT

I was journaling today and found myself being thankful for forgiveness from things I have done. As I allowed my thankfulness to really resonate, I began to think about what it truly means to be forgiven by Christ and redeemed. First, I looked the two words up and took note that they are both verbs. Both are action words, they speak of an action. Forgiveness means to stop being offened by something, to no longer find fault in it or to cancel it out. Redeemed, also an action word, means to compensate for one’s faults, to regain possession of something. 

I began to think over these definitions and how it applies to salvation, and our being saved by God’s grace. We are forgiven because of Christ’s death on the cross, meaning Christ literally took our place in sin and death. God canceled out our sin (Offenses) because Jesus died in our place and because of that, God no longer sees our sin. He sees us washed in the blood of Jesus. He sees Jesus in us and standing beside us and therefore redeeming us, or restoring our relationship with Himself, putting us back in the place He had planned for us as His children to be. He restored us by providing this path to give us back what was lost in the garden, we read about the fall of mankind and how sin entered the world in Genesis chapter 3. God in this act of love in John 3:16 sends Jesus to restore us and forgive our sins once and for all. For past, present and future sin. 

It does not matter what we have done, where we are at in our lives; God’s grace is here. You don’t have to wait for the right time or until you get things perfect to come to Him. You can come as you are, right where you are right now! He is truly waiting for you to talk to Him. Do not wait! Talk to Him now. 

I sit and am humbled by a love like this, our Father God loves us that much. If we really look at the bible we will see countless examples of God’s love and how He has and continues to fight for us, to keep us in relationship with Him. To ultimately get us to eternity with Him. I just wanted to share these thoughts today and say to the person maybe who is close to making a decision for Christ today; you will never know a greater love than that of God the Father through Christ Jesus. Who was willing to give His son as ransom for our sins. 

If you don’t know Christ as savior today, please read His words today and humbly ask him into your life, He wants to forgive your sin and wash you clean. He wants to restore you and welcome you back into His grace. 

May God bless you all and fill you with His Holy Spirit! 

See you next time at the well, 

Beth 

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