What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

This Old Door...


This old door has been standing up against my garden shed for the longest time. It is weary and worn, weather beaten and riddled with dry-rot. The paint is brittle and chipped, peeling away the layers of time,  revealing a colorful past. Its hardware~corroded with rust, wooden edges and seams~
laden with dust.

Surprisingly the pane of glass is still intact~how? I cannot fathom.

What is so intriguing about this old door? Why does it beckon
me to come near...to take a closer look? Is there a story here?
Some secret it held secure ...a mystery of a life
now long gone?

Perhaps.  Imagine how many human souls passed through
this old door...welcomed home after a long journey....bid farewell at the beginning of a new adventure...hurriedly opened and closed too many times to tell what stories lay behind this sacred fortress.

An anxious wife watched as her husband drove away each morning...did she ever wonder if he might not return some day?
Regretting words spoken in anger, wishing she could shout through the window, "Come back! I'm sorry!"

The young mother watched through this window as her little boy played safely in the yard each day. I wonder how often did she call his name from this same door..."Time to come in and wash up for supper!"

Was that same woman rejoicing when she saw her tall, strong soldier son returning from the war..throwing open this old door and running out to embrace him, showering him with kisses as tears of joy ran down her cheeks?

Did the hard working father faithfully turn the key in the lock each night, sliding the bolt, making sure his family was safe from harm?

How many people knocked on this old door? Who was welcome...who was turned away?

Yeah, this old door has a story to tell, but it will hold those secrets securely just as it guarded this old house from harm for many years.

I can't just throw it away. Could you? Would you?

Jesus beckons to us today, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."  Revelation 3:20


Would you open the door?
I did.


14 comments:

  1. Oh Pamela, I really love this so much! You explored the possible past of this beautiful door so wonderfully. It is making me look around at some of my old treasures and wonder about their former lives.
    Great post!

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  2. Thank you Susie. It was a challenge...Dawn threw out the gauntlet...when I asked on Facebook...what would you do with this old door, and she said, "I'd write about it." I said, "you would." Ha! So, after sleeping on it, this is what came out. Yes, I've always been a big fan of "If Walls Could Talk"... something to think about.

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  3. I miss that show---I loved it!
    Don't throw that old door away---it holds too many
    possibilities!

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    1. Don't worry, sis, I won't throw it away...but I do hope to find a new purpose for it...a new lease on life! Stay tuned for further developments in the life of "This Old Door". music fades......

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  4. Love the stories you told about 'this ole door' and yes maybe,just maybe each one was true! Could be so...

    hugs,
    Sylvia

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    1. We may never know...but most likely they could be...
      Thanks for stopping by to visit. I would definitely open my door to YOU! :)

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  5. Very nice Pamela. Very nice. Thank you.

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    1. Mary, I just saw your latest post and commented there. You are in my prayers as you sort through the memories of your Mother's life. I've been there, done that, and it is not an easy place to be. But now you will remember the sweet things about her and all the hard times of the recent past will fade. At least that is what I hope and pray for you. May God continue to bring you comfort.

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  6. I love "If walls could talk too," and your post makes me think of wonderful old movies too... Lovely thoughts. :) I like think of all the stories behind us too...

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    1. Behind every door there is a story waiting to be told...

      Thank you for your input and kind thoughts today...that's what we are all here for...sharing the stories behind our doors. Kind of neat, huh?

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  7. Hi Pamela,
    What a beautiful post you wrote. Such an interesting old door! We are staying in Williston Fl. for a few months and enjoying your lovely weather! Wondering if you live near. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Nancy

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    1. I appreciate your visit to my story while you are in the area...wish we could've gotten together...are you still here? Hope you are enjoying the weather! Blessings to you...

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  8. Pamela: The thoughts you had about the door are precious. I really like the way you looked at each facet of life that door could have had.

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    1. Thank you...I often think about stuff like that when I enter an old house or building,or a different "new to me" home. I also wonder what others may find when I leave behind my earthly dwelling and move up to my eternal home...

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