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.
Linking at Internet Cafe Devotions for Word Filled Wednesday…
I have heard such good things about that Veggie Tales DVD. We don’t have that one, but we will have to get it. It is wonderful when something “for the kids” takes on meaning for us, too. Powerful stuff.
Praise the Lord for that, Natlie!
What a lovely Word-Filled Wednesday! And thanks for sharing a good Lent and Easter resource for kids! Also what a sweet point from Courtney’s comment. I can’t tell you the number of times my grandkids and I have been listening to one of their BIble stories or songs in the car and it’s blessed me as much – and sometimes more – than them. God is so awesome!
So thankful and very blessed that Jesus Paid It All!!
Happy WFW! :)
Now if we as Christians could only live as if we were set FREE! Our ransom was paid! We are no longer living in captivity! Satan has no hold on us! AMEN! What a glorious message! Thank you for reminding me that I AM FREE!
So grateful that He paid the price for us!
joy & blessings,