Redemption

14 Apr
The Cross

Bonnie, at Faith Barista, posed this question for today… Share something new you’re learning in your relationship with Jesus? Click on the Faith Barista graphic in my right side bar to find out what others are learning.

As I walk toward Easter, I am reminded of the price that was paid..for me. For you. For us all. May this story never grow old.

When others look at me, this is what they see.

I’m a 42, almost 43 year old, middle class, female.

I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. I believe the Bible is God‘s word to the world.

I’m college educated.

I am a former special education teacher, turned home school mom.

I shop at Walmart and Aldi‘s. I drive a mini van.

I crave organization and stability.

I love dogs. I’m learning to love cats.

I hate spiders and mice. Mice even more than spiders. That’s why it helps to have cats.

I grew up in the country. Then I lived in the city. Now I’m back in the country…and I love it. I shop at Tractor Supply.

I was married….then widowed…then married again. I informed my new husband he better not die on me….or at least live to 120.

I am a mom. Some days I am a good one…other days…um…not so much. I never stop trying.

I love Fall. October is my favorite month.

I’m a voracious reader. I enjoy talk radio. I love to decorate and create. I love sweaters and socks. They are sort of my “thing”.

I have a flair for the dramatic.

I’m nostalgic about “Americana”.

I have several pet peeves that really get on my nerves.

I’m a fairly decent cook. My favorite food is loaded nachos. My favorite drink is southern style sweet tea.

I am a writer. Blogger. Note taker. Chart keeper. Folder filer.

I love to tell stories……..

There is more to my story.

I struggle with selfishness.

Sometimes I say things that would be better left unsaid. Me and my big mouth.

I don’t forget things. I can hold a grudge. Bitterness creeps in.

I want do-overs, if I don’t like how things are turning out the first time around.

I like to have control of situations.

I tend towards perfectionism….which can be insidious.

Patience is not a virtue that I have mastered. Resentments are real.

Sometimes I yell.  Sometimes I get quiet.

At times, I like to be by myself. In my own space.

People can overwhelm.

I want to be left alone.

I am a sinner in desperate need of a Savior.

Romans 3:23  “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

Romans 6:23a  “…The wages of sin is death…”

Romans 6:23b  “…But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

The thorns gouging into the skin…

The beard plucked…

Being spit on and mocked…

Nailed to a rough wooden cross…the pain too horrid to imagine.

Thirsty. Can’t breathe. Even the smallest movement excruciating.

He was innocent. He could have called an army of angels to save Him from this.

But He didn’t.

Because He knew. He knew that my sin required a sacrifice. Blood. His blood. For me. Redemption.

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34 NIV

Romans 5:8,  “God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!”

Standing at the foot of the cross on that dark day….

***Join me tomorrow as I finish the story.***

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7 Responses to “Redemption”

  1. Hi Dawn, Dropped in to see what you were up to in the It Just Dawned On Me Community. It just dawned on me that we have a lot in common, love the self-desciption part, humurous yet sincere. Stay close to Jesus and He will stay close to you, that is my living testimony. Come by and visit anytime, the doors of the church are always open.

  2. pathoftreasure April 15, 2011 at 11:35 am #

    Coming here from Bonnie’s…and nice to learn more about you. I have much in common with you (age, I drive a minivan, I shop where you shop, I am college-educated/dual masters degree-homeschool mom…I like fall best in the south and summer in the northern midwest). And like you, also redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Nice to meet you.

  3. Amy Sullivan April 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    Dawn,
    I’ve been here a few times before, but today I clicked over from Bonnie’s. I liked this post. It’s fun to learn about you. . .we have loads in common.

  4. Melissa April 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    Love this post and can relate to it in so many ways…we sound a lot alike {good and not so good lol}

  5. FaithBarista Bonnie April 19, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    Wow. Dawn. This post blew me away. T
    (I loved learning you shop at “tractor Supply”. ;) LOL.

    You are good for my soul, friend. You tell it like it is. And you encourage me. Thank you for this.

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