After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. (Rev. 4:1)
I had been invited to be the missionary speaker at a midweek church service. The pastor contacted me and asked, “Jim, would you like to have supper with my wife and me at 5 p.m. at the Chinese restaurant?” Without hesitation I said, “Yes!”
At 4:45 p.m., I arrived at the restaurant parking lot and began to wait for the pastor and his wife. The thought of eating delicious Chinese food caused my stomach to growl. At 5 p.m., I glared at the door of Main Moon and wondered, “Where are they?” When I still didn’t see anyone by 5:05 p.m., I became upset and drove to find a McDonald’s to get a quick bite.
When I arrived at the church, the pastor approached me and asked, “Where were you? My wife and I reached the restaurant a bit early, got a table, and waited. However, you never showed up, so we decided you must have made other plans.” I felt foolish. If I had only walked through the door, I would have been treated to Chinese “manna.”
A door is an opening through which one may pass from one place to another. Jesus said, “I am the gate: whoever enters through me will be saved” (John 10:9). It is not enough to know there is a door; one must enter it to receive heavenly blessings.
Don’t delay—enter the door and be saved.
Jim “Umfundisi” Lo is a professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, cross-cultural leader, intercessor, and author of several books published by Wesleyan Publishing House.
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