Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Price of a Life

Last week's reading reminded me of the value of an individual life:

Truly no man can redeem another,
or give to God the price of his life,
for the ransom of their life is costly
and can never suffice . . . - Psalm 49:7-8

It is true that we can't buy or give the gift of freedom to another person. Those who are trapped in darkness can be led out by God alone, but we CAN pronounce a blessing over our loved ones in prayer. Jesus defined the purpose of "Christian" work to the apostle Paul. We can pray along these lines as well:

. . . open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ - from Acts 26:16-18

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