“...And from Jesus Christ - the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of His own blood and has appointed us as a kingdom, as priests serving His God and Father - to Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 1:5-6
“At the cost of his own blood.” Can we grasp what this one line even means? To let go totally of our own identity and our own future, even to the point of dying. -DEATH. WHAT IS IT? Think of what it would mean “physically” for you, and all that can be conceived of for anyone without God in this world.
Death is the place where no desires can be fulfilled, no plans can be embraced or accomplished, no pleasures enjoyed... and we are nothing more than a memory and a pile of dust on the earth.
“But then, GOD.”
That is ALL we have to hold on to at that extreme time of absolute finality of decision. And we DECIDE that is all we need.
THAT is what Jesus did for us.