Driving to the church office today I was listening on the radio to all of the updates on the Manchester Terrorist Attack and the radio host said something that caught my attention. He said, to redeem the day. Afterwards he talked about supporting prison fellowship and angel tree ministries that serve youth, the same age as those who were hurt and killed in Manchester.
Redeem means to buy back or take something back. We use the title Redeemer to describe Jesus because he redeemed/took us back from the power of sin, death and the devil with His precious blood.
We are God’s redeemed people. While we cannot redeem the world from the power of sin, death and the devil as our Savior has, we can in His footsteps work to take back the day for someone else in our life. Because our days are so often taken over by hurt and fear we can take we can restore some goodness and love to someone else’s day this week and remind them that God is still in control and still loves us even when people do such horrible things.
This week, redeem the day and intentionally show God’s love to someone in your life.