Jesus “redeemed” us – that is, he bought us. And we came at a tremendous cost. Jesus gave up his blood, he gave up his life, and quite literally he gave up his soul. Perhaps some of you remember that as Jesus was dying on the cross he shouted, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus was allowing himself to be disconnected from God and punished for all of our sins. . . . so that in turn we could be connected with God, and forgiven.