JESUS IS OUR LORD AND REDEEMER
All we like sheep had gone astray. We were born into a sinful nature that had doomed us into a permanent subservient alliance with the kingdom of darkness.
We, as a race, had sold ourselves into spiritual and physical slavery from which we had no means of extricating ourselves.
The Lord Jesus, our sinless, perfect and immortal God, accepted the role of redeemer for us. This means that He would personally pay the price to buy us out of our slavery and claim us as His own people.
Because our slavery was that of sin and rebellion against God, the only price that could buy us was the death of a perfect, sinless and immortal man. Jesus, the only perfect, sinless and immortal person in existence, was the only one who could pay that incredibly high price but He, being perfect, accepted the cost and suffered death on a cross for us.
In dying, He paid for our sins and brought us out of darkness and into His marvelous light.
Our redeemer lives and we shall see Him with our own eyes when He returns in glory to judge the living and the dead.