The other day I was stopped at a traffic light. While I waited I glanced at the cars around me, and I saw a small two-seat convertible with the top down and a strange cargo. There was a full size wooden door in the passenger seat. It was standing straight up and leaned out across the trunk of the car. Now I don’t know about you, but I thought this was a bit unusual. Surely they had a larger car or a pick-up truck that would have been better suited to carry a door from the store to their home. I thought about how doors keep unwanted things out of our house, like bugs, and snakes, and traveling sales people. Doors also keep good things in like heat and air conditioning and our pets. Doors make us feel safe and secure, but they can also shut people and things out of our lives that could benefit us. In Revelation, John shares in the letter to the church in Laodicea that the Lord stands at our hearts door and knocks. If we open this door to Him, He promises to come in and stay with us. Now that’s a door worth having and opening!
– Dr. Neil Epler