Have you ever lost your keys? It’s a traumatic experience for a few reasons.
- You don’t know you’ve lost them until you need them! You’re ready to get in the car. You’ve arrived at your front door. Their loss puts all your immediate plans on hold until you find them.
- You cannot leave without them.
- You cannot enter until you have them.
Let’s extend this to the bigger picture. Have you ever felt that you’ve lost the keys to your life? Are you facing a door that is seemingly locked to you in your career, relationship, or finances? Are you missing the key that you need to drive your hopes and dreams forward? Maybe you’re lacking resources or education or connections?
I think we’ve all been in the where-the-heck-are-my-keys funk.
I have great news. This comes directly from Jesus. He’s speaking to John, the disciple “whom he loved” (John 13:23), in his revelation of the future of his church (Revelation 1).
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Jesus holds the keys! Talk to him now. Grow your relationship with the one who loves you so dearly. He is your resource, education, and connection. Do not fear — he has the key. He IS the key!