The Escape Rooms are all the rage these days.  If you aren’t familiar with it, I will explain.  Quick version:  a team of 5-6 people get clues to puzzles they must solve which reveals a code that accesses the next group of clues.  After solving several of these puzzles, a final code that opens the door of the escape room is discovered.  If you solve the puzzles and get the final code within the allotted time, you win and “escape”.

Along the way, you are allowed to ask the guide for 3 hints to help in solving clues – kind of like “phone a friend” on the old popular game show.  It can be frustrating.  It can be nerve-wrecking.  And it can be freeing and fulfilling when you find the answer and break out.

It reminds me of living in our own world of darkness where the devil tries to trap us.  He offers all kinds of options for us to try that he knows will keep us trapped in this darkness.  He makes the options seem easy and glamorous and the key to freedom.  We try all kinds of clues to make us feel better but never get us out of this bondage.

We may turn to shopping, food, alcohol, drugs, unhealthy relationships and other things that may give us a quick relief but never give us the key to actually escaping this darkness.

In John 14:6 Jesus tells us that He is the only way.  He is the key to the escape room – the Way, the Truth and the Life.  It’s so easy.  We don’t have to work so hard to find freedom.  We don’t have to keep trying to solve all of these puzzles with clues that the devil puts in front of us.

All we have to do is ask Jesus for the code.  He holds the key to escape the darkness.  We have to quit trying so hard.  Just run to Jesus and break out of the darkness today.