Dearly Beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of John 10:9. Jesus said, “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture”. Today are you waiting to be redeemed, then this is the day for your redemption. God is willing to come into your life to redeem you from the bondage of sin and slavery.
God says in Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock, if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. God is willing to offer the free gift of salvation to you provided you open the door of your heart.
Redemption means an act of being saved from sin. An illustration of redemption is seen in the Gospel of Luke 19th Chapter. Zacchaeus was a rich tax collector and he came from a town called Jericho. He was holding a good post in the Government. He heard a lot about Jesus and he knew that Jesus went about doing good all over his town and people flocked around him. Zacchaeus was anxious to see Jesus and wondered how he might be. But he was short in stature. He had heard that Jesus was passing through Jericho his home town. He somehow wanted to see Jesus. He did not wish to miss this golden opportunity. He made an attempt to see Jesus. He climbed up a Sycamore tree to see Him. Just then Jesus passed that way. And looking at him on the tree, Jesus said, “Zacchaeus make haste and come down, for today, I must stay at your house”. So Zacchaeus made haste and came down and received him joyfully. Zacchaeus only expected to see Jesus. But Jesus visited his house. Zacchaeus was wonder struck at the goodness of Jesus. Jesus never said anything negative to him but Zacchaeus was stirred in his heart the moment Jesus stepped into his house that he repented of his sins and said to the Lord , “Behold, Lord, I give to the poor; the half of my goods and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold”. And Jesus said unto him, “Today salvation has come to this house, for he is also son of Abraham”. Thus Zacchaeus received redemption on that day. Today you too will receive redemption if you allow Jesus into your heart. You will enter into the kingdom of God and feast with Jesus for the rest of your life.
Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, we thank you for this blessed day. Lord redeem my children from their sinful life. Help them to open the door of their hearts and receive Jesus into their lives. Give them a longing desire to know more about Jesus. Open their eyes that they may realize how good God is, and turn from their wrong doings. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.