“But Christ having come as a high priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation, nor yet through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, entered in once for all into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption.”
Redemption involves bringing liberty to a captive, usually through the payment of a price. Christ, having undertaken to be our High Priest, could not enter into heaven till he had shed his blood for us; and none of us can enter, either into God’s gracious presence here, or his glorious presence hereafter, but by the blood of Jesus. The power of the blood of Jesus has provided everything we need to live a life of victory, including redemption. God saw a suitable price that could be paid for us-the blood of His only son. Redemption is therefore ours by virtue of the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross.
The only way we can participate in the New Covenant, is through the death of Christ, made effective for us when we trust in Him as our Lord and Savior. God’s grace is granted through the blood of Christ. We are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
As Christmas approaches, God is not bothered by our focus on Christmas trees, gifts and holidaying, as long as we know Him and recognize His presence. He has a desire to dwell in us, that we may know his son Jesus as our Lord and Savior. God sacrificed everything so that He could be near us.
May we rest in the complete, finished work of Jesus Christ for He is our secured eternal redemption. May we learn to be grateful for this wonderful provision of redemption.