I have the following sentence (from a sermon preached by Matt Dye on John 20:19) written in the front of my NIV NT: “Instead of opening doors for us, He might want to take us through locked doors.” That profound statement has been “chasing me” for the past week, and I can’t help but wonder:
- Are we so focused on Jesus throwing a door wide open for us that we’re overlooking the fact that He may want us to go with Him through a locked door?
- Do we have the courage to go through locked doors with Jesus?
- Are WE locking doors due to fear? If so, what are the doors we’re locking?
- If we were to gaze down the corridor of our lives, how many locked doors would we see and why did the locked doors remain locked?