Monday, November 17, 2008

Redemption Period

I just received a notice from my website host saying it was almost time to renew my domain name for my website. Part of the notice explained what happens when a domain name is cancelled. It states: "For any cancelled domain name, the Registry will hold the name in a Redemption Period for 30 days." In other words, you can get that name back any time within that month, if you change your mind.

After those 30 days, the domain name is open to anyone who wants to purchase it. Readers who used to come to your site will now go there, expecting to find a familiar atmosphere, and potentially find something offensive or at the very least unexpected. They won't be able to find what they were looking for, and until the domain expires again (if it ever does), you won't be able to redeem it again. Time's up.

A redemption period?? What a great phrase. The time range given for the opportunity of redemption--or buying something back, or being bought back.

You have a redemption period--your life is the time span for you to recognize your need for a Savior and accept Jesus as your Redeemer. After your last breath, time's up. You'll face God (whether you believe in Him or not) and the question will be whether you knew Him, whether you accepted Him (He doesn't force Himself on anyone) as Savior, Redeemer, Lord.

We are not guaranteed tomorrow. For some, the redemption period is a lot shorter than for others. Car accidents, house fires, illnesses, violence, war, old age. We don't know how long our lives will be; there are no guarantees.

Everybody needs a redeemer. And Jesus is the only one qualified. Say "Yes" to Him. Talk to Him, invite Him into every area of your life. Read His Word and humbly ask Him to teach you the Truth.

While you have breath, while you can choose, choose Jesus. Let Him redeem you. Before it's too late.

For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 2:6, NKJV)

No comments: