Have you heard the song I am Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave? If not, take a listen…
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:5-11 ESV emphasis added).
Christine Malkemes says
Good reminder. We who have been “churched” think we understand the truth behind redemption, but we don’t. How aweful it would be to pay the price for a hostage and find they’re not free because they don’t know they’re free. Again thanks for the reminder. Respectfully yours, Chris