Admittedly, when I think of ransom money, I think of the Lindbergh Baby and other high-profile kidnappings that have told vivid stories of large sums of money in exchange for a wealthy, kidnapped child.
I haven’t thought much about how Jesus paid a ransom. Yes, He paid with His life. Yes, it was the ultimate sacrifice, one I can’t even begin to comprehend.
But it wasn’t until tonight as my children were watching the new “The Night Before Easter” Veggie Tales DVD that I really thought about the above verse.
A ransom. He paid a ransom.
Repeatedly, it traveled through my weary mind. A ransom.
It wasn’t just the Lindbergh Baby that had a ransom money requirement in exchange for his safe return.
You and me? We had a ransom out on us, too.
And it’s been paid in full.