“Blessed is the king of Israel.” John 12:13
Kings, queens politicians and billionaires have constant police and security protection. There may be people or groups who want to kidnap them for ransom. What sort of ransom would be paid for the return of the Queen of England? Better yet, what sort of ransom would be paid for us if we were kidnapped? Less, of course. But a better question is where would our families get the money demanded for our release? Sell the house, cars etc. Would that be enough?
Jesus is our ransom. God is just, and because we’ve all sinned, we all deserve death. We can’t ever earn heaven; our good deeds are never good enough. But Jesus’ death, paid the price for our release. He paid a king’s ransom for us. What are we doing for Him today?