A Door Standing Open

By Barbara Rainey | July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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The Invisible Door

By Barbara Rainey | July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Though theologians have debated this verse and its meaning, the simple among us, including myself, have loved the image of this verse: Jesus standing quietly outside a door which does not have a doorknob of any kind on the outside, gently yet persistently knocking on the closed door. The door itself might be grand and […]

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An Open Door

By Barbara Rainey | July 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Jesus sent this message to a church. It is a commendation for doing well. The image of an open door which cannot be shut tells us Jesus has all power and authority over this entrance and over who is allowed to walk through it. This group of people who have been faithful are invited to […]

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The Eternal Door

By Barbara Rainey | July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are many mysteries mentioned in the Bible and this is one of them: that God would grant to we who are not Jews the privilege of being grafted into the family of God. This door, the door of faith, is one for which I am eternally grateful. It makes me think of the image […]

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The Door

By Barbara Rainey | July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Happy Monday! We are continuing our theme of doors mentioned in scripture and today is about John 10:9. Of all the mentions of the word door in the Bible, this one is most important because Jesus not only likens Himself to a door but claims to be the door. Again, notice He did not say […]

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