But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. ~ Ephesians. 2:4-6, NASB
I was blinded by the devil, born already ruined. Stone cold dead as I stepped out of the womb. . . Lyrics from Third Day’s Saved.
Words that paint a grim picture.
I was thinking today about being redeemed–how can that churchy idea be communicated? A scene from the moving The Green Mile came to mind.
It’s execution day. Can you forget how the condemned man walks down that last path in life. Slumped. Beaten. Terrified.
“Dead man walking! Dead man walking!” The jailer cries out, a little too pleased…
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