Redemption is never easy. In Bob Marley's Redemption Song, he reflects on the legacy of African slavery, as well as his own mortality. In Luke chapter 1, John the Baptist's father Zechariah sings a song of Israel's redemption while they live under occupation. Zechariah's song points to redemption through the work of John the Baptist, whose work will point to Jesus. The path to redemption for Jesus goes through Roman tyranny, conflict with the leaders of his own religious tradition, and the betrayal of his best friends, and his unjust execution.
Redemption is never easy.