There is always a way where there seems to be no way.
Jesus said to him, “ I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6 NKJV)
The young man, trapped within the inconsistencies of his own life, languished under the constant noise that permeated the darkness. Escape was not just an option, but the only way out of the constant mantra of hopelessness. One can only take so much before this muted sound takes its toll on the mind, will and emotions. It seems like a never-ending battle.
The sound seeking to keep him under its influence was not prepared for what was coming. Jesus Himself is always there, waiting for the darkness to reach its proclaimed point of victory. His timing is exquisite and perfect. His sound comes forth in this perfect timing. When emotions reach a new height of expression in anger, rage or violence. When things seem to be getting to that edge of wanting out, at any cost. When things don’t make sense. His timing is perfect and His sound is clear.
Jesus is the way and in this way, there is a path of light, life and truth. This is reality. This is the way out and the way in. Out of darkness. Into light.
The light of truth has a voice in Christ. Light waves and sound waves travel forth with creative power, dispelling the darkness. Jesus pierces the darkness with an undeniable sound of love and freedom. There is no darkness able to conquer the light for light is a dominating force without foe. It does not suffer defeat.
“He (Jesus) deals decisively and completely with darkness by entering the dark and hopeless void that separates us from Him and bridged the gap in His own life, death, and resurrection.” Cosmos Reborn – John Crowder
Our defeated foe no longer has an inherent substance. The existence of darkness rests only in the power of a lie. Cosmos Reborn – John Crowder
The darkness cannot comprehend the light. Light is truth. Darkness exists in lies. Darkness holds its inherent power in lies. And, lies, darkness and evil has already been defeated by the cross of cross.
Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. (Colossians 2:15 NKJV)
The cross of Christ sounds forth throughout eternity with a sound above all sounds. “It is finished.” Christ is the victory for humanity. The power of a lie is conquered and defeated by the eternal sound of truth in Christ. Nothing can stand against Him. He is all in all. His name is Jesus.
The darkness is baffled by His presence. The darkness is confused by the sound of victory. The young man hears this approaching sound in the distance, full of light and life. It rushes past vivid memories of pain, even at his young age. It captures sorrow and grief in its presence. It conquers rage and anger. It brings peace to discouragement and disillusionment. It is Christ, the hope of all young men everywhere.
This Jesus is real, with plan and purpose. This Jesus is the ONE. Young men everywhere seek Him without knowing exactly what they are seeking. In reality, His image and name has been crushed beneath the bondage of religion for so many years that most young men won’t even darken the door of a church any more. But, He is the ONE.
He is out and about. He is here. He is there. And, He is able. There is no other way but in Christ.
In Christ, Debra Westbrook
Rivers of Eden Ministry is called to challenge people to a life of creativity, revelation and intimacy in Christ. Marvin and I look forward to hearing from you, allowing us the opportunity to minister in the grace and love of Christ in your gathering, church, home group or conference. Currently we are planning a trip to Kenya in July in which we are looking forward to establishing new relationships with leaders for a Kingdom purpose. Contact us on Facebook or Twitter for more information.