Jesus is inescapable! No matter how hard we try, Jesus is the inescapable force whispering to us as we make our every step. I can deny Him, try to ignore Him, even attempt to rewrite Him but assuredly I can never escape Him.
The world was fashioned for Him, by Him, and we remain powerless to extract ourselves from Him. He is inescapably imprinted on all things. Every one of us is created in and from and by His own Living DNA. Whether Jew or Gentile, Muslim or Christian, Buddhist or whatever religion I choose, still Jesus is inescapable. He remains the intrinsic element of my entire world.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters: The Inescapable Jesus
The other night Martha and I were having dinner and our conversation meandered like a stream until we found ourselves in deep waters. I love when the Spirit does this—a simple conversation suddenly plunges into the vast expanse of the Spirit’s presence. And oddly enough, our topics led to Simon and Garfunkel and their song, “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.”
Two Jewish boys from Queens found themselves trapped in the quandary—Jesus is inescapable. And blindness doesn’t refute the fact of His inescapability. These two may not have known that they sang about Him, but how could they help it? He is in their DNA. Simon and Garfunkel are both captured to their own human DNA, which was created for, from, and by Jesus. Their DNA is written with their Messiah engrafted into them, and all their equations end with Him as Source. Jesus is the “bridge over troubled waters, I will lay me down.”
The hope is that the Light of His inescapable presence overshadows our blindness. Even through our bitterness and struggles, He is the reality, one that comes erupting to the surface. Our individual life-songs remain intrinsically tied to the fact that Jesus is inescapable. And even in our free-will choice to be apart from Him, He is nonetheless inescapable.
Jesus is Inescapable: My Path
No, there’s no unification of paths—all roads don’t equate Jesus. But all paths can lead to Him. Not as some may preach, but because He created me for Himself, from Himself, and by Himself, He is inescapable by me.
I can tell you He has always been in my face. When I made my bed in hell, there He was, and when I rose to the heavens, He was there also. Jesus is inescapable! It would be easier to remove all my bones than to escape Him. Though He will allow me to choose hell if I desire, what I can’t do is escape Him. Jesus is inescapable! This is His universe, His world and I am His creation. Everything I do and say is about Him—directly or indirectly. It’s either acknowledgement of Him or resistance to Him…but it is all about Him.
Simon and Garfunkel became a simple object lesson to us. Because even if we don’t call ourselves Christians, we will find out that all of our stories have the inescapable Christ present and knocking. Jesus IS and He remains in our lives inescapably.
If I go up to heaven, You are there. If I make my bed in hell, You are there.
Psalm 139:8 GW