He who opens the breach goes up before them; they break through and pass the gate, going out by it. Their king passes on before them, the Lord at their head. Micah 2:13
True enough, as we heard most people say about Invercargill, a generous rain welcomed us on Sunday evening and through the night.
We stayed on Monday and left the city on Tuesday morning, and the intermittent showers never left ultimately.
From Invercargill, we drove towards Queenstown, and passing through the Devil’s Staircase lookout, we stopped to rest and enjoy the view.
That’s when I saw the sunlight breaking through the rain clouds, which had started clearing.
Micah offers a glimpse of our victory procession – our king passes on before us, our living Christ leading at the helm.
The shaft of light breaking through the clouds reminds me of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. The most significant victory Jesus achieved for us is rising from death to life.
Death’s storm is over because Jesus Christ has risen from the dead.
For most of us, a breakthrough in life means achieving the highest possible attainment in work, profession, business, and family.
It is like driving on a state highway, where you are supposed to go at 100 Kph, but a thick heavy fog hinders you. You can only move at 50 to 70 Kph because of the poor visibility.
You think of pulling over at the road shoulder to stop and wait for the fog to clear. However, you risk being crashed upon by vehicles behind you because of poor visibility.
So, moving slowly and safely is your best option, and the hope is that in a few kilometres more, you will break through the heavy fogged highway stretch.
Look, even in this example; one can’t say I’ve done it all by myself because every move and turn in life is guided and led by the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Though challenging, the Living Jesus gives us the best hope in life as the light that has broken through darkness enables us to live confidently.
And the best and ultimate gift we receive is that because Jesus Christ, the light, our truth and life, has broken through from the darkest death to the brightest life, we are alive in Him always. Amen.