Sunday, March 25, 2012

Redeem at Purchase...The Bread of Life Section

 Sunday is the day I share a little of my soul. I call it the Bread of Life Section. Enjoy.

I was looking at a coupon website yesterday. I think that's a freakish first in the history of Chef Tess. I'm not a coupon person. I know...How odd is that? I'm usually so concerned about saving money and living on a budget but one thing I don't do is clip the coupons. Shocked? I had a friend tell me once that she was pretty sure I was the most frugal person on the planet. So...there it is. How does one achieve the noble title "Most illustrious Frugal Person on the Ever-lovin'-Planet" and not use coupons? Not sure. I do know, however, that as I looked at the coupon website I saw something epic. No, there wasn't a smokin' deal on carpet cleaning. It said,"Redeem at Purchase."
What does it mean to redeem anyway?
The trusty Merriam-Webster says:
Redeem : to free from what distresses or harms: as a : to free from captivity by payment of ransom b : to extricate from or help to overcome something detrimental c : to release from blame or debt : clear d : to free from the consequences of sin. 

I thought of the One who bought me with a price and even now saves me from so much pain and heartache every single day. I thought of how the price was so high and how He willingly gave up the difference to basically appease the demands of Justice. Mercy...even for me. So today I just want to thank my Savior for giving me the best coupon ever. The coupon that would supply me with what I needed to be able to return to My Father. The example of what it really means to Redeem was given to me by his Hands. 
It made me want to use His Grace Coupon every single day. Come to think of it...I guess I am a coupon person. 

There it is. "Though I'm not yet as I would be, Has shown me how I could be."

Always My Very Best,
Your Friend Chef Tess


Food of Love said...

Wow. I love that. Beautiful Stephanie.

Food of Love said...

By the way, if you ever want to talk coupons talk to Kitty. She has been the coupon master for years! You wouldn't believe her storage from couponing. She's too cute though, she lives alone so when she finds all these great buys she just gives most of it away. I'm more like you though, I still haven't done much with taking advantage of the whole coupon idea...but I still very much appreciate the weekly & sometimes daily calls from my mom about the exciting deals she has found for the week.