Friday, April 03, 2009

The Door the Changes Eternity

For a wide door for effective service has opened to me… (1 Corinthians 16:9)

It was an ordinary glass storefront door. The simple kind that you might find opening to a convenience store or a barber shop. But passing through that door would irrevocably change my life. It would mean almost 30 years of effective service to my country. It was the door to a US Army recruiter.

But, there is another door that is eternally more significant. It opens to the opportunities graciously afforded by a King. The task, should one accept it, transcends defending the constitution of one country and embarks on a mission which provides liberty to all mankind. To pass through this door will mean servitude and dedication to only One, the creator of all things and the Lover of men’s souls. The dangers and hardships are many, but the rewards are the pursuit of truth, love of fellowman, and knowing God Himself. This door of effective service is open to every man, woman, and child. The door is the Lord Jesus Christ and the service is in the eternal Kingdom of God. Will you enter? (Lk 13.24, Mt 6.33, Jn 10.7, Rev 3.20)

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