In the middle of creating my next blog post my daughter announces, “Mom, you won’t believe how much money I saved on this skateboard using a promo code!” My next question was, when did you decide to get a skateboard and are you also purchasing a helmet, wrist, and knee pads too? Of course, she did but as a Mom it is my duty to ask.
Promotional codes have taken the place of physical coupons on line. I remember when you could only redeem a coupon by brining it into the store and presenting to the cashier at the time of purchase. There were times when I could not redeem the coupon since it required me to buy two of the same items.
When I hear the word redeem it takes my mind to whom has redeemed me. The questions swirl around in my head am I worthy of being redeemed? We have been saved by grace through faith, which is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8. That gift is not one I would ever want to return. It is one that I am thankful I can redeem for the rest of my earthly life. For when I fail all I need to do is go to Jesus and ask for forgiveness and it is granted.
The things of this world will come and go but our eternal salvation has been bought and paid for by Jesus. During this Lenten season let us not forget the sacrifice Jesus gave which grants us full redemption and eternal salvation.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17