Even though I no longer get back to school myself in the fall, the season still has a bit of a "beginning" feel to it for me. I teach piano all during the summer, but I do take some time off for vacation before I start back up for fall, so that reinforces the feeling. Summer has ended, the fun, relaxed portion of the year is over and it's time to get back to the hustle and bustle of life. I mentioned in a previous post that I was considering a new blog title, and sort of a new direction for my blog.
I think I've finally settled on a name. I know I mentioned in the previous post about using "consecrated" in the title, since "Consecrated to God" is the meaning that I claim for my name. However, I looked up Elizabeth and didn't find that as one of the particular meanings (this site has a lot of variations) and I also did a Google search for my prospective blog title, and got a lot of Catholic things. I guess "consecrated" is considered a very religious word, now-a-days.
Anyway, since I don't consider myself a religious person (I have a personal relationship with my God and Savior, King and Redeemer, not a religion) I decided on my current title: His Redeemed Child. It might not stick, I'm one of those people who tends toward redecorating
way too often occasionally. I decided to go ahead and put it up (feedback is welcomed), and if it does stick, I may think about changing my URL.
a : to buy back : repurchaseb : to get or win back
: to free from what distresses or harms: asa : to free from captivity by payment of ransomb : to extricate from or help to overcome something detrimentalc : to release from blame or debt : cleard : to free from the consequences of sin
: to change for the better : reform
: repair, restore
a : to free from a lien by payment of an amount secured therebyb (1) : to remove the obligation of by payment
a : to atone for : expiate <redeem an error>b (1) : to offset the bad effect of (2) : to make worthwhile : retrieve
Jesus does ALL of that for us! By His blood, He bought us back, He frees us, sanctifies and restores us, paid our debt for us, atoned for our sins.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.
- Galatians 3:13-14
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God - John 1:12