- I understand what it means to be saved, that the need for salvation isn't a result of my own actions but because of the fall and the fact that human beings are inconsistent and not perfect, and that I don't contribute to my salvation at all - that all I have to do is accept what Jesus has done and reap the benefits.
- I understand what it means to be redeemed, that we don't redeem ourselves but that Jesus redeems us.
Sometimes I want to scream from the rooftops, "I get it now and it feels great! I know that I am saved and that I have been redeemed! And I know what it means!"
Because I came to these conclusions on my own, I wonder whether I can make a difference to other people's understanding of things like this. I can reason all I want, but will I get through to you?
Maybe my role is to sow seeds and then wait for them to blossom. I am grateful to those who sowed seeds for me, those who kept talking about salvation and redemeption, so that even though I didn't get it at the time, I now feel so blessed that I am saved and redeemed.
Thank you to the sowers: you are my inspiration.