In America, “escape rooms” are the latest obsession. According to Wikipedia, “An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategies to complete the objectives at hand.”
The whole object of an escape room is to find freedom before a set time runs out. Escape rooms are truly about the experience. Some people crumble under the pressure of time and are unable to overcome the room. While others remain calm, examine the information before them, apply what they learn, and are triumphant.
Now, I have not participated in an escape room yet, but I can attest that I have allowed circumstances to defeat me in the moment. I’ve also had experiences when a job before me seemed so incredibly intimidating, but when I go with what I know, I find the solution I needed as a result. In those times, I leave feeling thrilled and free because the burden is gone.
As I think about the escape room, it brings me to thinking about Jesus. Jesus is the one and only way to freedom, to life from the escape room (this world) that we are navigating through. Throughout God’s Word, Jesus is revealed as the one and only way to move from death to life. Jesus is the Resurrection for all times, but so often we live as those trapped in this world. If we have trusted in Christ and have a relationship with him, we do not live under the bondage of sin but in the newness and freedom of life in Jesus.
So live for today! Live walking in the power of his resurrection! I believe with all my heart and soul that it is impossible not to be changed by Christ after reading his Word and even touching on his redeeming love for us. Live, knowing that every day is Easter when we live in Christ.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
John 14:6 (ESV)
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 (ESV)
“For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 (NIV)
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
Ephesians 2:8 (NIV)