He chose to come as a helpless babe. He came poor and with nowhere to stay, and sadly the doors were all closed, but He was the HOPE for us all.
Poor and humble, yet he was a threat to kingdoms on high and to the religious authorities of the day.
They sought to extinguish His flame here on earth.
our Open Door,
calls us to be open doors as well…
To the least of these…
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him,
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Lord you are amazing. You the creator of the Heavens and the earth; the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, who came down to dwell with us here.
You did not come in your riches and power, but as a poor and helpless baby.
You experienced the hurts and the needs of our world despite the fact that you would receive no thanks or great accolades while here,
only horrific abuse and a brutal death sentence.
You willingly died and sacrificed yourself for me. You loved me even though I would willfully turn away from you.
You are my open door to a life abundant and free. A Life ever-lasting with you. Help me to remember each day that you have given me your ministry.
Help me to have your eyes to see those needing your open doors.
Give me the love and compassion to be your hands and feet.
To speak your words of love and grace with my actions as well as with my words.
Help me Lord to be an open door for you.
2 Corinthians 5:18-21