Redeemed, restored and received.


I had nothing

My clothes, torn

I was ashamed

I had no home and nowhere to go

I was a slave

To sin – lust

Trapped, I could not get out

My masters were cruel

They would not let me go

Gripping my throat

I was dying

Used and abused

I was told that I was no good

“Useless, might as well die.

why don’t you just jump off the cliff, go ahead!”

I heard them say

“She is no good.”

What had brought pleasure was now leading me to death

Then in my despair

I cried out

I heard of an exchange that had been made

New master?

“I wonder what it is going to be like now…” I thought

“Paid.” the old master tossed the papers at me, “Go!”

The new master was waiting for me

New clothes, new name, new identity, a child not a slave

A ring, I am His and He is mine

Embrace, love

Life, worth


I never imagined it

Thank you Lord, thank you Jesus

You have redeemed me.


©2018 Catherine Maina


John 8:36
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

(King James Bible)

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful poetic words of surrendering your all to the Lord, Cathy. Loved the simplicity in your words dear.

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  2. Thank you dearest Kamal, I hope you had a great weekend. All glory be to our Lord Jesus 🙂


  3. Welcome Cathy and yes had a wonderful weekend dear. Blessings from the Lord dear.

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  4. Thank you God bless you.

    Hebrews 13:20-21 (ESV)

    Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.


  5. Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV)

    The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:
    “I have loved you with an everlasting love;
    I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.


  6. Yes absolutely true and agree totally with the words of the Lord, Cathy. Such grace and kindness for all.

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  7. carlos SP says:

    Bless you too!

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  8. Amen, our precious Lord Jesus, isn’t He wonderful?

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  9. DeniseBalog says:

    I would have lost hope without the kindness and mercy of the Lord! Yes, Jesus, “The Perfection of Beauty” Psalm 50:2:)

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  10. DeniseBalog says:

    All of David’s words:) Thank God, we too are His beloved:) Blessings for your weekend. I look forward to reading your blog:)

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  11. Have a great weekend as well, I look forward to reading your blog as well. May the God’s peace reign in your heart:)


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