“Forasmuch as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold…But with the precious blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:18-19).
Valerie and Lucas were watching Antiques Roadshow and enjoying the program. Person after person who was invited to come to the assigned area had a special object of interest. Those items seemed to be very old, very rare, or very ornate. They also were very valuable. Then came a lady who had a particular piece that the appraiser held in his hand. It looked beautiful.
“This is going to be expensive. Look at the design of that piece of pottery,” Valerie said as she looked up from her crossword puzzle.
“I agree,” Lucas commented.
“I have a feeling that she is going to need to get that insured,” Valerie continued chatting.
Then the announcement was made by the expert, “I am so sorry to disappoint you. This is not the real thing. This is an inexpensive and rather poorly made fake.” The lady’s countenance changed dramatically. She couldn’t believe her ears. Her prized pottery that was supposed to be an expensive antique was worth just a few dollars.
“Someone sold me a fake,” she said sadly.
How unlike our wonderful salvation purchased by the Lord. There is nothing cheap or artificial about the price that our Lord paid. He paid a severe price, and the redemption He gives is the real thing!
For today: Rejoice in the redemption that is in Christ Jesus our Lord and Him alone.