Hope Begins Here Fabric Wreath

These past few months I have been memorizing 1 Peter 1. I saw the words but at the same time I didn’t really see them.

Here are some of the words I memorized: “Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold.” This is how NIV words it: “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors.” {1 Peter 1:18} What does that even mean? What does it mean to be redeemed?

During this Christmas season we can find reminders of this word “redeemed”. Really? All I see is the gift wrap and tinsel…and that partridge in a pear tree. Look again. You see it on the Christmas tree, the star which brought the wise men to the manger. You hear it in the songs that are sung, “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.” You see it on your traditional Christmas lights tour in the neighborhoods, the lights are bright…shining “Peace on Earth”. You see it on the nativity scene on the mantels, the baby asleep on the hay.

That baby grew up. He is Jesus. He died on a cross. God has given us this greatest gift. He was given to redeem us. There’s that word. Redeem. It is not first word that pops into your head at the mention of Christmas, but there it is! In Him we find redemption. We are reminded. He is our Redeemer.

Other versions of 1 Peter 1:18 use the words rescued, saved, set free from


Melody loves to flip the page to the next day at the end of each night before bed. 🙂

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