In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. Ephesians 1:7-10 (NIV)
The Scriptures paint a picture of humanity being in bondage to sin. It can control our nature, drive our passions and keep us entangled in the chains of guilt. But the Bible also speaks of a great victory over the consequences of sin through redemption. Redemption is the act of buying back or paying the price for an obligation or debt. Jesus Christ was on a rescue mission to secure our freedom and pay the purchase price required to set us free from sin.
Colossians 1:13-14 says it best: “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
Those who are in Christ have had the shackles broken and the weight of sin lifted through His blood spilled on the cross. No sin, no guilt and no burden is too great for our Lord Jesus Christ. For he has taken all the weight of sin on Himself.