O Key of David, and sceptre of the house of Israel! who openest, and no man shutteth: who shuttest, and no man openeth; come, and lead the captive from prison, sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death. Is. 22:22; Apoc. 3:7; Lk. 1:79
In all the waiting of this season, it wasn’t hard to picture being stuck in darkness. Just sitting there, waiting for someone to change things. Waiting for someone to say it’s finally time to move on. But it’s interesting…it’s not just me who is waiting. God waits, too. For one thing. And Mary said it. “Fiat.”
Fiat means “be it done.”
What power we have been given in free will.
But in all this power, we cannot simply will death away on our own. There is only One who holds the key to the prison of death, and simultaneously to the City of Life. And He, the One who holds the eternal key, waits on tiny little me. And you. And all of humanity. He waits to hear one meaningful sincere word.
An action word that involves being and doing. It’s a word that works like a key, opening amazing possibilities, but it doesn’t stop working. It’s a surrender that draws the Savior to us and then carries on into an entire way of life.
O Wisdom, Order, and Prudence. I need You.
O Adonai, Leadership, Laws, and Redemption. I need You.
O Root of Jesse, Ensign, and Silence. I need You.
O Key of David, Freedom from death. Fiat. I need You.