My hearts’ door is closed, what shall I do?
Around my heart was a box. Holding the clasp shut was a nail; a nail from the cross.
Like many of you, I was given a second chance to heal the pain of the past by letting go of that which does not serve; people, places, things, etc., especially anger, hidden resentment, judgment, criticism and misunderstanding.
We drive those nails into ourselves and into Jesus; it hurts.
According to Mark 11, the fig tree Jesus had cursed withered away and died. When asked about this Jesus said: “Have faith in God.” Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in her/his heart, but believes that what she/he says will come to pass, it will be done for her/him.” The old door is closed behind and cannot be open again.
In endings, we have new beginnings.
“Be thou removed and cast into the sea; where my eyes cannot see, but where my heart and spirit are set free.”
As we give it all to Jesus, he took all the junk and put it in a large rectangle shape box with a crank. He turned the crank; all the debris turned to dust and poured into the sea, “I did it for you, it is finished.”
The nail that held my heart box closed was removed and discarded; so can yours!
See you Sunday!
“Striving and seeking are important in the dryness of the soul, for you never know just when the rain will fall and the dried seed will swell and burst forth into flower.”*