We've heard if God should close a door
He shall willingly open a window...
But, is this His set in stone pattern?
Scripture proves this is not always so!
The parable in Saint Luke 18
Tells of a persistent and prevailing one...
Who keeps beating on one judge’s door
Until she's certain to see justice done.
Could a closed door be an invitation
To push past whatever is blocking?
To press in, pound harder, ask louder?
To really just keep right on knocking?
But why would God be insisting that we
Keep knocking on locked or closed doors?
Just what purpose could He have in mind?
Is this another of His metaphors?
If once an unfair and a wicked judge
Did answer this persisterent knock…
How much more will a fair and a just God
Be willing to open each lock?
Perhaps He feels that by trying real hard
That we will simply just value the more
Whatever it is we've been fighting to get
On the flip side of that tightly shut door.
Building spiritual muscles could very well be
One other good reason to why.
Yes,muscles made strong by that pounding
Could be useful to us by and by.
Because our Heavenly Father is faithful...
We can be assured ever more
That persistence can always gain entrance
To any and every closed door.
September 10, 2015
~~Dedicated to Kathryn~~
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
And he spake a parable unto them to this end,
that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying,
There was in a city a judge, which feared not God,
neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city;
and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself
, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow
troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary
me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shal
l not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him,
though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them
speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he
find faith on the earth?