A Door Standing Open


Is this door that songs of old have called the “pearly gates”? Is it a massive door flanked by pillars covered in gold? Or is it a simple and narrow opening, perhaps of rough wood, that fits this description, “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life…” (Matthew 7:13)

Only John the apostle knows for he alone saw this door when he was given the vision of the end of days. Once we open the door of our hearts and lives to welcome Jesus, and we walk forward through Him, the door, by faith, then the last door for each of us will be the one open in heaven. Walking in that entrance will be the grand finale of our days on earth. We may fear death but I love C.S. Lewis’s description that it’s really like waking up and finding all is well and right.

May you be eager for that open door and grow in your anticipation of that new beginning that awaits us all.

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