So in honor of my "due date"...( what a joke that is!!) here is what I've meditated on this morning...you know, just in case it helps move things along ;-)
Is 35: 9 No lion will be there,
nor will any ferocious beast get up on it;
they will not be found there.
But only the redeemed will walk there,
10 and the RANSOMED of the Lord will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
Jer. 31: 11 For the Lord will RANSOM Jacob
and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.
Hosea 13:14 "I will RANSOM them from the power of the grave ;
I will redeem them from death.
Where, O death, are your plagues?
Where, O grave, is your destruction?