Living For Jesus

Opening Doors

I knew that he was going to have to go over and turn the doorknob and open that door. Max hadn't really seen that door until another little boy had opened it and peeked out during children's church. You see that door was one of three that opened out on a long hall. The children used the doors at either end, never the middle door. Max had come in and out those other doors, but being just four years old, he wasn't certain that that middle door led into the same hall. He had to open that door to find out. Before too long he had threaded his way to that side of the room away from his class. He got just enough of a look to satisfy his curiosity before the teacher on that side of the room intervened. Pleased with his new found knowledge he made his way back to my side. He could again join in the singing.

Doors can be like that, an overwhelming invitation to discover something new or solve a mystery. They can be scary if they lead to an unknown we are hesitant to encounter. The doors we choose to open, enter, or close affect our future sometimes in dramatic ways often in small ways. Perhaps the greatest decision any person will ever make is to open the door of their heart to the Lord Jesus. Let me give you a small taste of what you will discover if you open that door: joy unspeakable, unfailing love, complete forgiveness, and power to live a life of generosity and peace. Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." You'll meet Jesus if you open the door of your heart to him.

To learn more about who Jesus is visit the Campus Crusade for Christ's "Who Is Jesus?" page. If you'd like to open the door of your hear to Jesus, learn how at "Who is Jesus Christ?".

Copyright ©  2004 Beverly S. Krueger