So a little back story. A few years ago ( okay, so maybe it was 10ish) I had an experience that changed my life. Scared me to death, and yet still didn’t lead me to come back to Christ. Every time I drive by a certain place, I remember that girl that I used to be. I remember my life and the way I was choosing to live it. I remember it with shame and regret.

So yesterday, My sweet Grandma and I went to Morgantown, WV for some appointments for her. We had a wonderful time together as always. On the way home though, as we passed by that place, I was filled with the same feelings. I remember that experience in vivid detail, and I remember that God sent me an angle to help me that night.

I guess I got kind of quiet after that and she started asking about plans for this upcoming Easter weekend. I told her that I have to be up super early to sing as a guest at a Sunrise Service for a church that we sometimes visit. She asked me what I planned to sing and I told her “Here, Ill play it for you.” So I played Big Daddy Weave’s “Redeemed”.

As I listened to the words, I felt like God was speaking to me…

“Then You look at this prisoner and say to me “son
Stop fighting a fight that’s already been won”
I am redeemed, You set me free
So I’ll shake off theses heavy chains
And wipe away every stain NOW I’M NOT WHO I USED TO BE
I am redeemed”
I’m not who I used to be. God was showing me that I am no longer THAT person. I’ve been redeemed, I’ve been forgiven. I’ve been saved by his grace and I never have to feel shame over my past or my past decisions. They are forgotten. My chains have been broken.
Gram interrupted my thoughts and said “Ya know, I wonder how many people sing this and don’t even understand what Redemption really is?”
And I had to fight back tears. I just looked straight ahead and said “I do.”.
My point is that The shame of our past doesn’t have to rule our lives. Our pasts have no place in our present. Jesus’ sacrifice has removed all of that from us. And I am so thankful that I am redeemed.
❤ hugs
Holly Lynn
My Beautiful Mamma and I at a Painting Party!!! Shes ageing well… Hope I got that gene!