Originally published February 26, 2010
 Return to me, for I have redeemed you…

“I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.’
Sing for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done this; shout aloud, O earth beneath.  Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees, for the LORD has redeemed Jacob, he displays his glory in Israel.”
Isaiah 44:22-23 (NIV)

We have been redeemed.  Our failures and shortcomings swept away.

Let’s return to a God who waits with open arms.   Let’s return with a joyful confidence knowing that in spite of our sin, we are redeemed and we are incredibly loved. 
May this truth ring in our hearts today and fill our hearts with unspeakable joy.  We have been redeemed, “Come let us return to the Lord.” (Hosea 6:1)