Open Door

A Little Bit of Everyday History, originally uploaded by ToniVC.

See, I have placed before you an
open door that no one can shut.
Revelation 3:8

We all know what keys are for. They unlock what was locked, open what was closed. The word key can also mean a solution, the answer to a problem. Some years ago, the Lord gave me a picture whilst I was praying. I saw Jesus standing before me in the form of a key standing upright. It puzzled me at the time and I filed it away and forgot it. But occasionally I have thought about it, and what God may have been saying to me.

On reflection, the picture of a key describes Jesus perfectly! Into a lost and trapped world Jesus was sent to unlock us, set us free from the bondage of sin, and to be the solution to our problems and struggles, John 3:16. Jesus is the key to the code of eternal life and salvation. The door now stands before us unlocked and all we have to do is to believe and push it open to discover the life he has for us on the other side. But it is up to us to open it. In Revelation, Jesus calls us to open the door to let him in. He does not force his way into our lives, but leaves the choice to us. Choose life, John 14:6 and open up that door today, Deut. 30:19. You won't regret it!


Gudl said…
"I have set before you life and death....choose life...."
that scripture comes to mind.
Nice post.
Great photo!
Mike said…
Thanks Gudl! I've popped it in as a link.
The symbol of an open door speaks volumes. Not only can we choose Him- this Open Door before us- but He also opens every door before us that we are to walk through. What He opens, no man can shut!
Andrea said…
That is a wonderful post. Love the picture of the door too.
Gudl said…
You are good! For me it is a major thing to 'pop in a link' lol
Wanda said…
Yes, I was thinking of the scripture Gudl shared. What a beautiful post Mike, and the photo what a great door. So much character and age, love it.
Sidharth said…
Amen! What amazes me is that He is the key to all the doors we will ever come across.

In the famous verse: "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" [Romans 10:13]

The Greek word used for saved is sozo and this means complete, full salvation and deliverance . That means not just salvation from sin, but salvation in every area in our life we could ever imagine. There is no area that is excluded! Hallelu YAH!
Sidharth said…
EXCELLENT PHOTO, by the way! =)
Angie said…
Great post and picture. Blessings!
Yes, so true. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. No person can come to the Father but through Him! Great post!
Marie said…
Amen! Wonderful post!
I love the Sunday Worship video too...

I wish you a really nice weekend :o)