The Door of Life

14 04 2010

It was weird. I was walking through my neighborhood this morning and almost stopped in my tracks when I passed it. Chalked in large letters on the sidewalk leading up to the door of a beautiful house were these words – DEATH to all who enter here. What a strange message to put on the pathway up to the front door.

Almost immediately, I thought how different the message on Christ’s door would be. He points us to the cross and gives us life. He stands by the empty tomb and immerses us in hope. Joy springs from His presence. Transformation flows from His blood. LIFE is what is written on the door into God’s house. John 10:7 tells us that Jesus Himself is the Door.

Maybe that is why David says, “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” – Psalm 84:10.

My Jesus Resolution today is to be a doorkeeper – someone who welcomes others into the house of God. I want to be someone who makes it easy for those I meet to find the Door that leads to life. I want to be someone who so clearly marks the path into the presence of God that others are able to walk by my house and know it is a place where Jesus lives.


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14 04 2010
Ronda Morgan

Casandra, Thank you for the inspiration. I had just begun to work on my puppet script for 2011 when your notice popped up on my email. A door keeper may work.

Love you much,
ronda

14 04 2010
Tim Archer

One of my favorite poems is a poem by Samuel Shoemaker entitled “So I Stay Near The Door.” In fact, it’s the only poem I have posted on my bulletin board. It was inspired by the words of Psalm 84:10.

I posted it on my blog, if you haven’t read it:
http://www.timothyarcher.com/kitchen/?p=262

Grace and peace,
Tim Archer

14 04 2010
Judy Wood

Casandra, I can definitely say Amen. I also want to be a doorkeeper and help people feel God’s love. Even in the church people don’t always feel the love they should of other christians. I want to encourage them. Thanks for your encouraging words today. God bless you in yourwriting.

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