Opening a Door
In a country at war, there was a king who tormented his captives.
Instead of killing them, the king led them to a room where a group of archers waited at one side opposite a huge iron door. Around the door hung skulls covered in blood.
In this room, the king gave them two options:
– You can choose to die by my archers’ arrows or go through that door.
Everybody chose death by the archers.
At the end of the war, a soldier who loyally served the king, said:
– Your majesty, can I ask you a question?
– Yes, soldier.
– What is behind that scary door?
– Go and see for yourself.
At first he was scared, but trusting in the king, he slowly opened the door and when he did so, rays of sunshine lit up the room.
The door lead out of the prison and into freedom.
Amazed, the soldier looked at the king, who said:
– I gave them a choice, but rather than risking opening the door, they chose to die.
Well, how often have we decided not to open a door or chosen not to pass through one, afraid of risking everything?
In today’s world, many people haven’t found freedom yet and it’s exactly for that reason: FEAR. Fear of not being successful, fear of what others might think, fear of failure. And with that, they remain stagnant, they remain still in time and completely tangled up in their problems.
We should act differently, but many times, we act exactly the same.
How many people are influenced by the bias media reports satan imposes and are afraid to come through The Door (Jesus) to find a better life.
I am the door. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
John 10:9 MEV
But those who are suffering, the ones who have nothing to lose, seek and conquer their freedom with a bold faith.