i’ve been thinking a lot about redemption recently… i was listening to the jars of clay song when this hit me…
i love stories of redemption. i’m always looking for redeeming qualities in a movie or even in life.
but often in these redemption stories, i want to see a person do something redeeming to make up for the past mistakes, he changes his ways. alot of stories/movies have that y’know.
but really what is amazing about redemption is not how i redeem myself to make myself valuable, but how Jesus came down and made me valuable. i can’t do anything to redeem myself. And no one can.
Yet, i want people to redeem themselves. IF someone wrongs me or is a cheat, or if a culture has a lot of problems, i want them to do something to redeem themselves.
i think i need to learn to in a sense redeem people. i need to give people value when there is no value in them. i need to acredit them value when they feel no value. i need to love the unlovable.
Then i saw the movie the blood Diamond, and oh waht a picture of redemption by Dijmon Houston as father towards his child. Honestly, i think everyone should watch that movie just for that part of the story. i felt like i grew to appreciate God so much
He redeems us, He restores us, we are wicked and evil, yet loved and made good.