...who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.
1 Timothy 2:4-6 (NIV)
God wishes for all men to be saved. Who gave himself as a ransom... This is the message of Easter, this is the message of the Cross, this is the message of the resurrection of Jesus Christ that the full ransom for emancipation has been paid. The slaves of Southern USA rejoiced to hear the emancipation proclamation passed by Abraham Lincoln. None of those slaves on hearing that proclamation obeyed and served their slave masters one minute longer. They erupted in Jubilation crying: “I am free! I am free! Thank God I am free at last!” Break free and join and sing this redemption song. Yours in Christ,