A door seems to be such a small part of a total remodel, but yet it is everything. The door provides things that nothing else does.
The door provides security. Everything behind the door is secure.To secure something is to make it safe. No door, no security, no safety.
The door provides protection. The presence of a door protects us from so many things. The door protects us from the elements. It does not matter how much you crank up the heat, you will be affected by the elements. You will feel the cold drafty air or the dampness of the rain. The door also protects you from intruders. Intruders come in different forms. They can be people that do not belong in your space or animals just wandering to find a place to lay their heads.It can even protect us from pesky bugs. It can also provide protection by keeping things in. Little people, sleep walkers, and furry family members need a door as a boundary line.
Because of the protection and security, the door provides us comfort. I
think know it would be a bit unsettling if I tried to go to sleep at night with no door. Personally, part of my evening routine before I go to bed is to check to make sure the door is locked. If I don’t, I lay in bed questioning myself until I go down and double check it. It brings peace of mind and comfort to know I am safe.
I cannot help but think about the verse in John, when Jesus says, “I am the door.” I have taken this verse for granted and never really stopped and thought about that statement until now, dealing with the missing door. Christ is our security, our protection, and our comfort. Without Him life is hopeless and unsettling.
So next time you close the door or yell at your kids to shut the door, remember what the purpose of that door is and that Jesus is our door!