A Way Out

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At some point in our lives every one of us comes to the realization that we live in a kind of dungeon.  We awaken in a dark, damp, cold chamber feeling like we cannot bear to stay there for a moment longer.  Over time we realize that there are a number of passageways leading out.  We follow one, and then another, and another.  We realize that these lead to other chambers, some more insufferable than the one we started in.  More passageways, more chambers and it begins to dawn on you… the sinking feeling that these go on forever… that you cannot walk out.

We know deep down within us that there is a way out.  Something deep within is familiar with the outside, as if we’ve seen it or been there in a dream.  We know, somehow, that the way out exists on a higher plane, but we keep searching the passageways.

Let me save you some time.  The way out involves the loss of your life… either by your choice or not… and it makes all the difference.

“I want to know Christ–yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death” – Philippians 3:10