I came across an interesting website. It is packed full of stories of men and women who have been ransomed by God.
Their stories come alive with what are called their ‘ransom notes‘.
Many have changed their lives for the glory of God!
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
What an amazing thought, that Jesus came as a servant to ransom us!
Can you imagine the Pope coming to your house to wash your feet and serve you a meal? How about the President being willing to take your place in prison on death row, or taking the lethal injection for a crime you did? Not many people in authority would be willing to make themselves a servant, especially a servant who suffered and died.
Jesus healed the blind, the lame, the lepers, He fed the hungry, He cleansed and forgave sinners, He made the blind see. He taught in the synagogues, and in boats out on the water. He ultimately gave His own life, dying a painful death. He was mocked, betrayed, shamed, and ridiculed. —
But death could not keep Him in the ground.
He arose to glory. He won the victory over death and sin, and He is the only one able to ransom us. He alone has the payment required to free us from sin and death!
So many lives have been changed when people have been ransomed by Jesus. I love to hear testimonies of how people came to faith in Christ.
Just as there is much rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents, there is something in me that wants to shout with joy when I hear of a person accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior! To leave a life of sin, and gain new life in Christ, to be washed, cleansed, made new, — that is something to sing about!
Dear Lord, thank You for ransoming me. You changed my life. If you hadn’t come as a servant, willing to take my place on the cross, and take my punishment, I would have no hope of forgiveness, no hope to be acceptable to God. You are so amazing. There is none like You! I ask that Your will would be done. Continue to work in my life. Make me a good ambassador for You. In Your Name, Amen.