1 Praise the Lord. I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly. 2 Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. 3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever. 4 He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate. 5 He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever. 6 He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations. 7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. 8 They are established for ever and ever, enacted in faithfulness and uprightness. 9 He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever— holy and awesome is his name. 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
It’s Easter time as I write this blog. And I’m totally floored by verse 9 of this Psalm…
He has paid a full ransom for his people…What a holy, awe-inspiring name he has!
My ransom, the payment required to save my life has be paid! In full!
And right now as I reflect on that I feel incredibly free. Like I can run and dance and fly. I’m filled with awe that he would do that. But I quickly come back to my senses as it were. How often does one get their ransom paid and yet get to spend time with the one who ransomed them? Then I return to Him and realise what it cost Him.
And I’m stunned.
As tears roll down my face I blurt out “Can it be true? Is it possibly that you could love me that much?”
And I realise that Easter is the lighthouse for all time that the answer is yes – He loves you and I that much.
My ransom is paid in full – what an awesome, awesome saviour Jesus is.
Dear Lord Jesus, I’m left with no more words to express my amazement and gratitude but to raise my hands in praise and humbly say thank you for saving my life.
Written by Boudy VanNoppen