Doors communicate passage or access, whether from public to private spaces or from guardedness to freedom. A threshold symbolizes transition to the new frontier of one’s life. Fiction and history provide countless examples of the significance a doorway holds for our souls.
Locked doors stir the outsider’s imagination. We salivate over the mysterious contents of the inaccessible. Yet, few would live among their fellow human beings with no private space to dwell unobserved. Nor can we exist in solitary confinement, never opening our lives to others. Among people, we must retain moments of solitude without locking our hearts away in a stronghold of fear.
Our relationship with Christ needs no such barrier management. Quiet times alone bring renewal only when savored in His presence. Moments shared with people, whether toil, joy, or angst, resonate with eternal passion and meaning if the Lord stands with us in the midst of them. He requests an ever-open door, so we can cross the threshold to abundant life with Him.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20).