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Friday, May 23 2014
Door Closing Time
Friday 5/23/14  
 
       If you’ve ever been at a department store around closing time, more than likely, you’ve heard this familiar announcement at least once: “Attention, (name of store) customers: We will be closing in 15 minutes, blah, blah, blah, and as always, thank you for shopping at ………………. .” (name of store) I suppose there may be a few of you, especially the men, who don’t mind hearing this announcement at all. On the other hand, there are many who not only hate to hear it but dread it’s impending arrival.
 
       Another particular door closing is soon approaching that millions around the world fear and are not anxiously awaiting. I am referring to the door of salvation. Time on earth is running out and many have not turned to God nor have they made their peace with Him. In one of the Bible’s last words, Christ made this announcement and invitation: Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20) This is another reminder that the door that leads to forgiveness and eternal life is still open. Although time is rapidly running out, if you or someone dear to, you has not accepted Jesus’ invitation, I urge you to do it now. I’m not referring to church attendance or being religious, but to the matter of believing and trusting in Christ and letting him be the Savior of your life. None of us is good enough to merit entry into Heaven. That is why Jesus died on the cross. He took our place and all we need to do is believe in Him and invite Him into our heart and life. He not only is the Doorkeeper, He is the Door. Accept His invitation and take Him into your heart today, for that door too will soon be closing.
 
I heard someone come to my door and then I heard Him calling
 
I came to open quickly then, and didn’t think of stalling
 
It was the Lord, our Savior dear. I’m so glad that He found me
 
Now I no longer have to fear for Jesus walks beside me
 
Though the door of salvation will not be open forever, those who go through it will live forever.
 
Memory verse for the week: Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
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