"For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls,
and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared with it." Proverbs 8:11 Amplified

Monday, March 14, 2011


Day six of 40 days of Lenten posts
Doors, we encounter them everywhere we go. Some are big and some are small. Some are pretty and some are plain.

Doors keep out elements and intruders.

Doors are openings we pass through on our way to opportunities.

Surprises reside behind each new door we face. Does the design of the door give a hint of what is hidden by its closure?

They can hold excitement or fear.

We would be excited to open a door that leads us to our loved one.

Fear might grip us as we stand outside the door of the business we hope will employ us.

Standing in front of a hospital door there may be hesitation before it is swung open.

Unlocking the door to your first home is a celebration, one that is not easily forgotten.

Going to a car dealership and opening the door of a car, you are assaulted with the distinctive fragrance of new car.

Opening the door of a barn you are assaulted with the odor of animals.

Quietly pushing against the bedroom door to peek in on your newborn child brings a rush of love and joy.

Of all the doors you will encounter in your life I pray that you will open the most important one.

“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Rev. 3:20 NLT

Jesus is inviting you to open His door of salvation.


Anonymous said...

I love this post, Diane!

Jan Parrish said...

Love that photo of you! Very creative post!

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Thanks Helen and Jan. This was a fun one to do. I am enjoying posting my personal pictures.
I am hoping that the pictures will help people remember what the post is about.

Denise Miller Holmes said...

Wow. This is a keeper. Touching and it gave me warm fuzzies. I'm sharing it.

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Thanks Denise.

DenaNetherton said...

That was beautiful, Diane!