The last couple of days I have been grounded inside, just me, the kids, pajamas and coffee. Not for any particular reason but just simply because leaving the house is highly overrated. Maybe winter is getting to me, maybe its because my mind is completely crammed with stuff. Sometimes we get so cluttered in our head that it starts to show on the outside. My passive aggressive nature kicks into overdrive and I just tend to throw on my pajamas for comfort and throw the to do list out of the window.
Just when it seemed that my pajamas and I had become one, the pleas for sunshine and escape kicked in. When I stepped out into the sunshine I couldn’t help but open my arms, like I friend that I have been missing for a long time. The warmth of the sun on my face lifted me out of whatever pajama mood I was in and left me rejoicing. This word came to mind as I stood in the sun… Redemption. No matter where we are Christ offers redemption to us despite the mess and the clutter, He is there waiting for us to step out and open our arms and embrace the redemption God has freely given to us. Ephesians 1:7 says, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.” Our redemption in Jesus full of hope and unconditional. Redemption takes our messy and makes it beautiful.