November 16, 2020

The Light of Redemption

“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” – Jeremiah 17:14 Redemption is a major theme in the Bible. Much more than just rescuing souls, however, this “buying back” on God’s part involves taking the shamed, battered, bruised and broken parts of human lives and restoring them by His grace. The truth is that a person’s most deeply hidden wounds are of great value in Heaven’s eyes. These profound places — not readily shared or seen — house the seeds of potential that have the power to change the world. The trick is bringing them into the light. Just as nothing planted can flourish without the warmth of the sun, divine redemption comes by a willingness to open up our true selves, first to God and then to others. By being honest about our struggles and

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