REDEEMER

The song in my head this morning is Nicole C. Mullins singing I Know My Redeemer Lives… one of my favorites! Have a listen here. What a voice!!! I’ve been listening to this song for many years, and every time I hear it, I have to sing with her. Only trouble is, my voice range just can’t get there anymore. So, like any self-respecting musician, I try to harmonize. Either way, it’s the words that speak to my heart.

Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning
Who told the ocean you an only come this far?
Who showed the moon where to hide ’til evening
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?

Well I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
All of creation testify
This life within me cries
I know my Redeemer lives

The very same God that spins things in orbit
He runs to the weary, the worn and the weak
And the same gentle hands that hold me when I’m broken
They conquered death to bring me victory

Now I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify
Let this life within me cry
I know my Redeemer, He lives

To take away my shame
And He lives forever I’ll proclaim
That the payment for my sin
Was the precious life He gave
But now He’s alive
And there’s an empty grave

And I know my Redeemer, He lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify
This life within me cries
I know my Redeemer lives

MY Redeemer lives! My REDEEMER lives! My Redeemer LIVES!!! This word can be one of those “churchy” words… We use it and don’t think about what it sounds like to someone who hasn’t heard it before. The word redeem comes from the Latin redimere – to buy back. My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, paid for my life with His own. Period. He redeemed me. Bought me back. Cancelled my debt. And because He did, I owe Him my life.

So I will continue singing with Nicole at the top of my lungs (in harmony when I have to) that My Redeemer Lives!! Because if I fail to praise Him, “even the very rocks will cry out.” ALL of creation testifies. Hallelujah!!

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