In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us. – (Ephesians 1:7, NIV)
In Christ we are made free by His blood sacrifice. We have forgiveness of sins because of God’s rich grace. – (Ephesians 1:7, ERV)
Visualize this: His blood freely flowing down the cross, setting us free! We are forgiven for our sinful ways by the richness of His grace. – (Ephesians 1:7, VOICE)
Our redemption, our freedom from sin and hope everlasting, was bought at a price. Christ’s sacrifice was our gain. Without Him, the penalty of death would be ours and we would have little chance of being redeemed. However, with Christ, we are forgiven and free, flooded with the richness of His grace. May we never take for granted the magnitude of the gift we have been given, and may we ever give Him praise throughout all our days!
In Christ we are free,
From our guilt and shame;
In love, forgiven,
All praise to His Name.
His great sacrifice,
Is what made the way;
For our forgiveness,
New life through His grace.
May we choose ponder,
His goodness and love;
Praise Him forever,
The Lord God above.
Dear Jesus, thank You for Your selfless sacrifice on the cross. Thank You that You who knew no sin, carried all of ours so that we might know life everlasting in You. Forgive us for the times that we forget the magnitude of Your love and sacrifice that was given on our behalf. Teach us to understand the depth of Your love and sacrifice so that we may ever pursue a life of loving and following after You. Show us how to love those around us as You do. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we thank You and praise You with all that we are and ever pursue knowing You more. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. – John 8:36