For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.

Job 19:25


When I wake up in the morning, when I go to sleep at night, every step of my day; there is little that is certain except Job’s simple statement. Yet contained in it are many deep and remarkable thoughts. I have a Redeemer; One who has purchased me out of sin’s slavery, One who has provided me with a refuge from the attacks that are inevitable for God’s family, One who has moved me out of the shack that I lived in and into his mansion. I am no longer lost, wandering in the desert of hopelessness with an eternal guarantee of more of the same. I am redeemed!


My Redeemer is a living one; for, He is as powerful and His presence is as vital today as it was at the beginning of time. He never changes, He never diminishes, and He is never distant. The Lord is totally involved with my life. Christ does not ever look upon His work in me as finished, He holds out hope when all seems beyond redemption and repair, and He continually guides me through life. Jesus, my Redeemer, provides the force of life to my soul.


Finally, God gives us a promise; there is a glorious future as well. In the end, the Lord will return to earth and Creation’s perfect order will be restored. I will be living in the sinless world that God intended, and I will do this with a body and a mind that have not been damaged by sin. I will be in God’s presence and all of Creation will be singing songs of joy. Until then, however, my life is filled with worship and praise for the One who brought me into a life that can be lived today in that future reality. My Redeemer lives and he lives in me!