The old hymn says, “Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!” And our redemption is worth proclaiming. The definition of redeem is “to regain possession of by paying a price.” The price of our redemption was the blood of Christ: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18,19).

To be redeemed is to belong to the Redeemer.

Since our Redeemer is Christ, we belong to Him.

This privileged position brings security. The Good Shepherd is our Redeemer and we are His sheep. Expose your fears to these promises: “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one” (John 10:11,14,15,27-30).

If you have been born again, you are one of the redeemed — one of His sheep. You belong to the Good Shepherd.

And here you are, afraid!