“The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,” declares the Lord. –Isaiah 59:20
A redeemer is someone who vindicates or frees another person from blame. Jesus Christ is our Redeemer because He came to save and deliver us out of sin by paying a great price for it – His life. He died upon the cross to redeem us from our sin because sin separates us from God, and unredeemed sin leads us to hell. But, thanks be to God – Jesus Christ is our living redeemer and saves, delivers, and redeems us from paying the price of an eternal place of torment and fire. Mark 10:45 says, “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.” And Romans 3:23-24 proclaims, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” If we repent of our sin and turn from it, and embrace God’s Word, we have redemption in Jesus Christ as our Living Redeemer.
Wonderful Lord and Redeemer of my soul: It is because of your sacrificial gift that I am redeemed by the blood of your Lamb. I am forever grateful to you for this marvelous bestowal of love. Thank you! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
CARAMELIZED BAKED CHICKEN
2-3 pounds chicken legs, wings, or thighs
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
½ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
3/4 cup honey
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
¼ teaspoon pepper
Place chicken in a 9×13-inch greased baking dish. Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour, or until sauce is caramelized and chicken thoroughly done.