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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So!

Those of us who have been redeemed have reason to give God thanks. He is a good God and His love for us is everlasting (Psalm 107:1). Since we have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, we should not only be thankful but we should also tell our story. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so! (Psalm 107:2)

Maybe we were among those who were wandering in desert wastelands, hungry and thirsty. There was a God-sized hole in our lives that we knew needed to be filled. The problem is we didn't know how to fill it. Things, money, success, and people could not fill it. But when we cried out to God, He delivered us from our distress. He took us from the desert wastelands in which we were wandering and showed us the way in which we could find peace. He filled the hole in our lives. He satisfied our hunger and thirst. For that, we should be truly thankful and we should say so. (Psalm 107:4-9)

Maybe we were among those who were living in darkness, separated from God because we wanted to do things our own way. We may have chosen the ways of the world over the ways of God. We may have found ourselves enslaved by the darkness of the world through addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, or money. We fell hard and fast and there seemed to be no one there to help. But then we cried out to God and He set us free. He broke the chains that bound us and led us out of the darkness of the world and into His glorious light. For that, we should be grateful and tell what He has done. (Psalm 107:10-16)

Maybe we were among those who knew about God, knew His ways and His commands, but we rebelled. We let sin take over our lives and suffered because of it. Because our sin took us so far from God, our suffering may have been so great that we felt that there was nothing to live for. But then we remembered God and cried out to Him for help. He redeemed us, healed our broken lives and rescued us from the death grasp of sin. For that, we should lift our voices in thanks, praise, and songs of joy. (Psalm 107:17-22)

Whatever our story may be, when we have been redeemed by our good and loving Father through the blood of His Son, Jesus, we should be ready to tell our story to anyone who is willing to listen. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!

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