Daily Worship

Singing Redemption

Dr Iain Jamieson August 04, 2018 0 0
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Judges 16: 28

Then Samson prayed to the Lord, ‘Sovereign Lord, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.’

The Bible reading. Samson in chains. A last stand. A shot at redemption.


How can I not hear Bob Marley? (Redemption Song):

“But my hand was made strong

By the hand of the Almighty

We forward in this generation


Won't you help to sing

These songs of freedom?

'Cause all I ever have

Redemption songs”


We can all fall

We can all mess up but sometimes life just sends a storm our way

We can get caught up in a maelstrom.

Sometimes we can be on our very knees.

We can sink back sometimes into loving arms (and that can definitely be the thing to do) but you know, there’s always the risk we can sink further into darkness and away from love.

There is no place God can’t reach you.


We are also invited to so something else.

Seek redemption.

Seek it with all our heart and all our strength.

And fight. Just keep fighting until we can’t.

And there will be strength given to you, more strength than you ever thought you had.

And you will find redemption. 




I fail in so many ways

Sometimes it as if the world failed me.

So hard to make it make sense.

Just going round and round in circles, I can’t seem to see a way out.


Show me a path

Give me the strength and the fight to walk it

Lift me up from my knees

And let me stand

Show me the way to redemption 

For in you I’m redeemed.

The fight fought 

And these battles won.