The Open Door of Christ

If you haven’t watched the movie Frozen yet, I applaud you for not giving in, but I have to admit it is a cute movie. There is a song in the movie called “Love is an Open Door”, where the princess (Anna) and the prince (Hans) profess their love for each other even though they had just met. Yes it is a “silly kids song”...but I think there is a message we can take away from this “silly kids song.”

“All my life has been a series of doors in my face.  And then suddenly I bump into you”  

Love is an Open Door (Frozen)      

In life there are doors that we try to walk through hoping to find some kind of satisfaction out of whatever is behind that door. We walk up to the doors of money, friends, family, relationships, religion, drugs, alcohol, etc. hoping that if we have these things life is going to be complete. We think that we will find true joy within the doors of the world. I have been there, I have jumped from one door to the next looking for fulfillment and just like Anna from Frozen, I ended up enduring disappointment when those doors slammed in my face.  

“And then…” Thank God for the times we bump into something that is greater that we could ever imagine! For the Door that is always open and doesn’t end with a slam in my face. So what is that Door? The Door is not a thing, but a person and that person is Jesus.

“I am the door…” John 10:9

But not only is He the door that is just waiting for you to come along, but He is constantly, lovingly pursuing you. And just as He is the true definition of love described in 1 Corinthians 13, He doesn’t force himself on others. Yes, the door is open for you if you want to walk through but it’s up to you to make that decision to open up. Jesus will never lock the door or close it on you.

I also want to look at another verse from this Frozen song, and it also happens to be the title of the song.          

Love is an open door...”

So we already covered that Jesus is the open Door to all of us and we also touched on how Jesus is Love. But how does that affect us? Unfortunately we just look at Jesus and thank Him for providing that door and that love but we never pay it forward.

Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.” 1 John 2:6

So we shouldn’t only just receive the door and love but we should become those things to a world that is constantly looking for those open doors. I’ve been troubled lately with how much hate is put out by Christians. Some have seemed to forget that we too were once sinners and that NO SIN is greater or less than another. That’s on the same level as murder. Extreme I know, but we tend to pick and choose who to forgive or whom we can “associate with.” When we are hateful and turn our backs on certain people we are becoming a closed door, we are being a false reflection of the Person we claim to represent.

There are many doors in this world but I ask that you go to the Door of Christ. The Door that won’t leave you disappointed and the only Door that satisfies. I also want to challenge those who’ve already walked through this Door to be a reflection of it. Don’t miss your opportunity by being a closed door. Love is an open door so take it and reflect it.

Brooke is a 21 year old Ohio native currently majoring in Early Childhood Education at Miami University. "I am living proof that God never stops pursuing us even when we run from Him. "