A fresh college graduate goes into a business and sees a door. Behind that door could be her future boss or the first job to turn her down. A man on death row after having his last meal looks at a door ahead of him and he knows that this will be the last door he sees as lethal injections happen on the other side of his door.
Doors come in all shapes and sizes and they are constructed in various ways. Some doors are for style, some are built to protect and still others are worn and need to be replaced. But with each door in our lives comes opportunity. We have to be ready for the opportunity and seize that opportunity as doors open and then they close.
Jesus said, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” In the back drop of this scripture Jesus says that he is the door of the sheep and that those who came before him were thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them (John 10:7,8).
Translation: Jesus is the ultimate opportunity for us all. Great opportunities are not common. In America we play the game of see who can get over on who the fastest. From healthcare to shopping to relationships to government, we’ve been dooped into thinking one thing when it was really something else.
For example, we never find out what our insurance really covers until we need it. It is only then that we find out the loophole that makes them not pay for certain things. Progressive insurance is a mastermind at this (http://www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog/2011/05/17/worst-auto-insurance-companies/).
And 90 percent of store sales is simply product or merchandise that was not sold and now they need to get rid of it. They mark it down several times, but almost never gets to the price that it cost to make it. Black Friday should have taught us this by now.
For relationships and government I’m sure you could fill in your own examples, but the point here is simple: Jesus has given us a real opportunity. His opportunity is bigger and better than any deal on earth. Jesus is the door with the huge sign that says, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”
My friends, don’t miss this opportunity! Take you burdens to him and leave them there!