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Way maker and more

January 26, 2018

Isaiah 43--19

Recently during a powerful time of worship, the lyrics to “Way Maker” by Nigerian recording artist Sinach resonated within me, touching the depths of my soul as the chorus offers a series of comparisons declaring who God is and what He will do:

Way maker
Miracle worker
Promise keeper
Light in the darkness
My God
That is who you are

Throughout the Scriptures we find extensive use of such metaphors that enlighten us regarding God’s amazing power and might and willingness to come to our rescue.

Way Maker

Isaiah 43:16, 18-19 provide this portrait:

Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea
And a path through the mighty waters,

18 “Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.

Miracle Worker

God, our Father,  confirms the gospel of salvation by signs, and wonders and various miracles carried out by Jesus Christ, the Apostles, and by believers who operate the gifts of the Holy Spirit today, according to Hebrews 2:3-5

Promise Keeper

God Almighty, creator of the heavens and the Earth, is faithful and true, the original “Promise Keeper” who cannot lie. The Word of God declares God has given us exceeding great and precious promises that shall all be fulfilled:

For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

Light in the darkness

Job speaks this reminder of who God is:

He reveals mysteries from the darkness and brings the deepest darkness into the light.

While the Psalmist also declares:

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

The Prophet Isaiah makes known these truths:

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.

I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on paths they have not known. I will turn darkness to light in front of them and rough places into level ground. This is what I will do for them, and I will not forsake them.

Reflecting on the lyrics to this powerful song of worship inspired this response:

That is who You are.

Way Maker

Who by His own power makes a way out of no way,

Out of darkness into the light of a brand new day.

That is who He is, and that is all we have to say.

 

Miracle Worker

Our source and resource of miracles without measure

From the riches of the glory of His vast treasure.

To work on our behalf is always His good pleasure.

 

Promise Keeper

His will is to fulfill every promise He has spoken.

We know no word of the Lord can ever be broken.

Each promise fulfilled is but a foretaste, a token.

 

Light in the darkness

We who once sat in darkness have now seen a great light.

With the light of His Word we put ten thousands to flight,

Pressing toward a new day when there shall be no more night.

 

That is who you are

We long to know you more closely and not from afar.

We love You and worship You for who you are.

We close with Sinach offering her rendition of “Way Maker”: