Doors: What image first came to your mind when you read “doors?” Was it the American rock band that was formed in 1965 and their lead singer Jim Morrison? Although I was not a big fan of The Doors, I did like a few of their songs.
My intent is not to focus on doors in the musical sense, but rather the doors that are a part of a person’s everyday life. These are the doors that we:
• Prop open and sometimes pry open
• Lock and unlock
• Open to invite people in or slam to keep people out
Thinking of The Doors and their song, we close doors to keep from feeling effects of a storm.
The analogy of a door is used several places in the Bible. Jesus spoke of being the Good Shepherd and the door through which people enter the gates of Heaven.
In the Revelation, Jesus said: Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and have dinner with him, and he with Me Rev. 3:20 HCSB).
The next time your door bell rings or you hear someone knocking on your door, think about the offer Jesus has made in the verses above. You may want say: “I hear you knocking, Come on in.”