in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.Colossians 1:14(NASB)
Paul's prayers were filled with thanksgiving for his Christian brothers and sisters at Colossae because of their faith in Christ, their love in spirit and truth for one another, and their heavenly hope in their eternal inheritance; a heritage in Christ's kingdom of light which is kept for us, in heaven.
Like us, these believers had heard and understood the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ, and Paul longed for them to be filled to overflowing with a knowledge of God's will in all wisdom and understanding so that they might walk worthy of their calling and bear much fruit to the glory of God.
Paul knew the horror of the domain of darkness from which we all have been redeemed, and like these dear believers in Colossae, we too have been saved from the wrath to come and brought into the kingdom of God's dear Son: "In Whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
Like them, we too have been redeemed from the slave-market of sin. We too have been forgiven of our sins by grace through faith in Christ's sufficient sacrifice on Calvary's Cross.
The Father's love for mankind was so great that He sent His only begotten Son to be our substitute for sin. Christ loved the Church so much that He identified with our humanity, became our Kinsman-Redeemer, and gave up His life for love of us.
We have been bought with a price; the precious blood of our Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord. He has not only redeemed us from a lost eternity but has also forgiven us of our trespasses, past, present, and future, and cancelled the incredible debt that our sin incurred.
Praise God that Christ's saving work on the Cross is finished, and that our sins have been removed from us, as far as the east is from the west. Praise God for Jesus Christ, our Kinsman-Redeemer: "In Whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving mankind so much, that You sent the Lord Jesus to become one of us so that in Him, men and women might have redemption and the forgiveness of sins. Thank You that I have an eternal inheritance that is kept for me in heaven. Help me to trust Your Word, to live by faith and not by sight, to walk in spirit and truth, and to love others with a Christlike love. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.