A young, dear, mature Christian buddy of mine “commented” to me this week that others have scoffed at him about the song “Way Maker” being “over done”. Hey, I am 72 years “young” 😊and have this song playing several times a week as I start my day in praise. Let me assure you that Way Maker will become a staple for years to come. I have sung “Amazing Grace” from the day that I was saved on October 21, 1962, to this day and experience God’s presence practically every time. I am not saying that Way Maker will ever reach the lofty heights of Amazing Grace, but it is and will continue to be used by God. Let’s look at the four titles this song professes about our wonderful God:
Jesus is called “Way Maker”. First century Christians were often characterized by being “followers of the Way”:
- Acts 19:23, About that time, there arose no little disturbance concerning the Way.
- Acts 24:22, But Felix, having a rather accurate knowledge of the Way, put them off, saying, “When Lysias the tribune comes down, I will decide your case.”
Isn’t it interesting that when describing who He was, Jesus started with “the Way”…”I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, there is no other way to the Father except by me” (John 14:6). He is the Way Maker.
Jesus is the “Miracle Worker”. Everyone of us as believers are a miracle. We have been “born again” (John 3:3-8), are “new creations…the old is passed away, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17) and are “being transformed by the renewing of the mind” (Romans12:2). The word, transformed means “to change in composition of structure, in character or condition.” We are like the miracle of metamorphosis from an ugly caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. Each believer in Jesus Christ has been fundamentally changed. In the Bible, the book of Acts, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John present us with one miracle after another. All of this is performed by the Holy Spirit under the direction of Jesus, the Miracle Worker.
Jesus is the “Promise Keeper”. 1 John 5:13-15 states this so clearly, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.” He is the Promise Keeper.
Jesus is “Light in the Darkness”. John 8:12 speaks clearly to this, “Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’” Christ challenges us to be light to this world, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14). He is Light in the Darkness.
Raise your voice, and, if you choose, lift up your hands, in surrender and praise. He is the Way Maker! Miracle Worker! Promise Keeper! Light in the Darkness! That is Who You Are…”