They were all scared! Is this going to work or was He leading them to their deaths? He broke in with a shaft of light, radiant in all His glory. His voice boomed like the rushing of mighty waters but yet ignited hope and peace. We could hardly believe our ears when He said “Believe in me. I am the way, the truth, and the life. I have come to proclaim liberty to every captive.”
As He spoke, hope long dead came alive in me. Is it possible? After everything I’ve done. I’m here because I messed up. I was foolish. I thought I could make it on my own. Everything and everyone I depended on got me nowhere. Before I knew it, I was trapped. Caught in the vices of the enemy. Like a bird caught in the snare of the hunter. Drowning in sorrow and despair, the pain, the hopelessness, the depression had me so buried. I was trapped!
What power does He have? How can He speak so? we all asked. Then the voice of the prophet Micah appeared like a writing on the wall. Chapter 2:13 One who breaks open the way will go before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their king will pass through before them, the Lord at their head.
The gates flung open of their own accord. This is freedom! We were actually crossing the threshold and nobody could stop us. Not the grotesque looking guards or the chains supposed to hold us bound. Not the negativity of donkey years or the curse of disobedience. All wasted away as I stepped into a new future!
About this amazing new future, I could go on and on but I won’t….. You can see for yourself. Matthew 4:16 The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great light, and those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, upon them a light dawned.