The Lord Will Send a Redeemer
When things begin to pile up - whether they are tasks at work or dishes in the sink - we start feeling guilty about not attending to our responsibilities. But Isaiah prayed about something far more serious. He described Israel's sins as piling up - sins that offended God and deserved punishment. Israel couldn't do anything to clean up this pile, but God could. Though the Israelites had rebelled against God, though they had turned their backs on the Almighty, God promised to send a Redeemer. Only He could buy them back from their slavery to sin. This Redeemer is Jesus, the one whose birth we celebrate on Christmas Day.
For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us; For our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities: transgressing, and denying the Lord, and turning back from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart lying words. "And as a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression," declares the Lord. Isaiah 59:12-13, 20
Today, let's praise God for sending Jesus to this earth to save us from our sins.
Dear Lord, my sins are piled up. Thank you for buying me back.