I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "Door." Write for five minutes; unedited.
I have walked through many doors in my life. There was the door I walked through in my daddy's arms when my mom and him brought me home from the hospital. There is the door that walked through when I went to Kindergarten for the first time. There is the door I walked through to go to seminary. There is the door I walked to when I walked into my own house for the first time.
But, not only, have I walked through many doors, God has closed a few doors in my life too. God closed the door when I took a new call and moved from Fargo-Moorhead to Minot. There are the doors that shut when God opened another door for me. God has a way of doing that doesn't he---shutting one door and opening another.
Most of all though, I believe, that God calls us to open the door for God's love; for the world's love. One of my all time favorite Christian artists is Jason Gray. Jason has a really cool song that makes me smile and think about the world in which we live. The words in the song are "God put a million, million doors in the world for his love to walk through. One of those doors is you." These words continually speak to me. Am I showing that love to the world around me? Are we showing that love to the world around us?
This week as I have watched the riots breaking out in Baltimore, I cannot help but think of the yuckiness; the ugliness that is happening in our world. What kind of world will our youth grow up in? Will we show them what God's love will look like? And will they walk through those open doors showing God's love to the world? I hope so...because I believe the world will be a kinder gentler place if they do!