This is called a Life Debt. Someone saves a life, and that person becomes their slave. The slave can only feel free only if the debt can is repaid saving his benefactor’s life. Otherwise, he is bound to the savior for life.
Jesus is indeed our Savior, as we learned yesterday, but more than that, He is our Salvation. What’s the difference? A savior may rescue someone, for instance, a lifeguard pulling a drowning swimmer from the water, and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The rescuer restarts the heart and breathes air into the lungs. Jesus, our Savior, saved us by pulling us from the brink of hell.
As our Salvation, Jesus not only restarts our hearts and fills us with the breath of new life, He gives us His blood. He gives us His breath. He gives us His heart. He gives us His mind. Continually. Repeatedly. He sustains us.
He is the air we breath. He is The Life. His very Spirit lives in us. It is to Him that we pledge our lives as slaves, for we can never repay such a Life Debt. He resuscitates us every minute of every day.
Fear Not, for Jesus is indeed our Savior and our Salvation.
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1 NKJV