The University of Nebraska will experience redemption. The Huskers have hired Bo Pelini. He will redeem the "blackshirts." He will go down as one of the greatest coaches in Husker history. Mark my word.
"Planet Earth" portrays redemption. God is living in relationship with his creation. You can't watch this show without wanting to love, marvel, and immerse ourselves in God's creation.
"Extreme Makeover Home Addition" is a show of redemption. One can argue that it depicts that the way to redeem is to build big, but on the other hand, it is a show that inspires, compels, and moves us to think what we can do for our neighbors.
We experienced redemption this morning in our worship service. We engaged the text where God and Jacob wrestle. Jacob was touched by God and he was never the same again. We have been touched God. We struggle with life, and while struggling, God has met us there, and he has touched us. We provided a redeeming moment for people to express the stories of their lives when they had been touched by God. WOW!!!
Tonight was redeeming. We talked about spiritual disciplines. I challenged people to form a "Rule of Life" over the next 2 weeks. A 90-year-0ld woman came up to me afterwards ecstatic about this exercise.
May God work in redemptive ways in your life this week.
Any stories of redemption out there?