Redeemed

NOVEMBER 27TH, 2020      |      Since the early 1960s, the Friday after Thanksgiving was the day to begin Christmas shopping. Back then accounting records were kept by hand. Red ink was used to mark losses and black indicated profits. Businesses that were “in the red” hoped that Friday would launch their losses back into the “black” (profits), hence the term Black Friday. 

When sin entered the world through Adam, it drove all of humanity in the “red,” full of debt with no hope of recovery. No possible way to approach our holy God to receive life. But God had a plan. He sent His Son to live the perfect, sinless life we can never achieve. With His death, He paid our debt. 

Jesus is your Redeemer. Today as you shop for the best deals, making purchases that sellers hope will put them in the “black,” remember the One, Jesus Christ, who gave His life and purchased you. You were “in the red,” full of debt and loss. He redeemed you with His life, bringing you from death to life.

Redeemed

Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold…but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

–1 Peter 1:18-19 NKJV

Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold…but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

–1 Peter 1:18-19 NKJV

Since the early 1960s, the Friday after Thanksgiving was the day to begin Christmas shopping. Back then accounting records were kept by hand. Red ink was used to mark losses and black indicated profits. Businesses that were “in the red” hoped that Friday would launch their losses back into the “black” (profits), hence the term Black Friday. 

When sin entered the world through Adam, it drove all of humanity in the “red,” full of debt with no hope of recovery. No possible way to approach our holy God to receive life. But God had a plan. He sent His Son to live the perfect, sinless life we can never achieve. With His death, He paid our debt. 

Jesus is your Redeemer. Today as you shop for the best deals, making purchases that sellers hope will put them in the “black,” remember the One, Jesus Christ, who gave His life and purchased you. You were “in the red,” full of debt and loss. He redeemed you with His life, bringing you from death to life.

Thank Jesus for His blood that purchased you from death to life. 

Ask Him to reveal all the benefits His death bought for you.

Janice Buckson
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