Recently when I was at a department store I found a pink outfit for my granddaughter, Snow, whom I was going to visit soon. I felt excited because it was on sale. Then I remembered that I had a 30% off coupon, but it was at home. I felt so disappointed and asked if I could still get the discount. The clerk kindly said no but told me I can put it all on hold and come back.

Later, when I was at home, I found the coupon and went back. I felt so excited to redeem the coupon for Snow’s outfit. I came home and told my husband how much I had saved. We were both excited.

The Bible also talks about giving us something to redeem, which is much better than a coupon that saves money or can be misplaced. God has given us his one and only Son to redeem us from the penalty of sin. Through the blood of Jesus Christ shed for us on the cross, we receive forgiveness from sin — and that is grace, totally undeserved. This is not a 30% off coupon but this is 100% off from the payment for sin. Jesus did it all.

This Easter season is a good time to reflect on all that God has done for us in order that we could have a relationship with him and a time to tell others that they can also have a relationship with him.

Lord God, thank you for saving us from sin. May we be ever mindful and grateful of the grace you give us and thankful for your forgiveness. Amen.

Throughout This Day: Ask God to direct you to people who are in great need of hearing the Good News of this complete and perfect redemption.

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