Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. – 1 Peter 1:18-19 ESV
Heavenly Father, I was on market. I was a prisoner to sin. I desperately needed to be redeemed, to be bought off that slave market never to be sold again. I could not redeem myself. My only resources would have been the persishable things of this life like silver and gold. No matter how much I had of these it would not have been enough. The cost of my redemption was beyond anything any human could ever pay no matter the extent of their wealth. The price of my redemption was the precious blood of the spotless, blameless Lamb of God, Jesus Christ,Your Son. There has never, ever, ever been a greater price paid for a redemption. God, it is so hard to believe but it is so powerful to know that I’m worth so much to You that You would pay that kind of price for me, broken sinful me. It was the only way and You made it happen. Hallelujah. Love so amazing, so divine, demands my heart, my soul, my all.