For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.John 6:38
An escape room is a game in which a team of players discovers clues, solves puzzles, and accomplishes tasks in a limited amount of time. If the game ends and you’re still stuck inside, a staff member will enter the room to show you the clues you missed, walk you through the solution, and escort you safely outside, where you will then be free to leave. We’re going to use the escape room as an analogy so let’s God size it.
Escape Room Challenge: Pay Sin Debt For All!
Was Jesus willing?
Yes! As we can see by our scripture verse, Jesus left Glory to do the will of the Father (Him who sent Me.)
I’ve known a few people who have done escape rooms, but it’s not for everyone. Even though people know full well, no harm will come to them, and if they panic, someone will come let them out. It sounds like a pretty safe thrill experience. But you rarely see lines outside of these places, and you may not even know where one is. Now think of this more like a scene from SAW, and there was no way out other than death.
Jesus knew the path He was on and did so willingly. He didn’t sulk. He didn’t try to get out of it. He didn’t try to convince someone else to take His place. He simply loved us enough to go to the cross and ultimately the grave for us.
I love our scripture verse because it sets the bar for us to follow the will of God. If Jesus was going to be doing “the will of Him who sent Me,” then so can we.
Getting out of my subdivision takes a while due to traffic some days. But do you know what day it never takes time to get out? Sunday. Specifically, Sunday mornings for Church. There is no traffic on the highways and byways of America on Sunday mornings.
Our Savior left glory to pay a sin debt He did not owe, but we struggle to get out of bed once a week to worship God. Let’s show God that we are willing to do His will and thank Jesus for doing so as well.
Do you find it hard to do God’s will? Do you pray about that?
When was the last time you read the story of the events leading up and through Jesus dying on the cross?
I challenge us all to be open to doing the will of God even when it’s hard, just as Jesus did.