Monday, February 21, 2011

The Door

Not sure I've ever been to a door quite like that.

Weighing 24 is one of a number of doors guarding the entry/exit points to NORAD's Cheyenne Mountain strategic center...a three-story building with complete support provisions, literally carved into the heart of a solid granite mountain.

Got to see it up close on Friday.

Never been in a place so secure, so protected against ultimate attack of any kind.

We had gotten to this point having driven down a winding, secured road, past check-points, with multiple ID checks and guards with guns on duty.

The door was being held open by various means, but if needed would be energized and the visible mechanisms in the door would begin a rapid process of moving that 24 tons of steel into the closed position. I wonder how loud the sound would be as it finally shut firm.

And I thought about the way God identifies Himself and the doors we face to the church: "What I open no one can shut, and what I shut no one can open" (Revelation 3:7)

To the church in Philadelphia He went on to say, "I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut."

The word to that church that they would need, even when the door was open, was this: "endure patiently," "hold on to what you have," "overcome."

So if 24 tons of steel seem shut before you, my friend, take heart. God is the Master of open and closed doors. Today, have patience, hold on, be an overcomer.

Aren't you glad that God is the Master of open and closed doors?

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