I love that word
In my mind it's such a "churchy" word.
But it's not just about that, (though it is really all about that!)
The dictionary says this:
re·deem[ri-deem] Show IPA
verb (used with object)
to buy or pay off; clear by payment: to redeem a mortgage.
to buy back, as after a tax sale or a mortgage foreclosure.
to recover (something pledged or mortgaged) by payment orother satisfaction: to redeem a pawned watch.
to exchange (bonds, trading stamps, etc.) for money or goods.
to be used for its original purpose
You read about it back in August of last year. Our Ugly.
The debt that was holding us down.
...And though we are not done...
We are a lot closer than we were.
And slowly things are being redeemed.