the open road, the open mind, the open heart is always kind –
an open door, an open book – one bids enter, the other says look! –
open curtains let in the light, open eyes give us our sight –
God opened the waters of the Red Sea, making a way for His people to flee –
Then He opened Heaven and rained down bread, every morning His people were fed.
“Yet He gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens; He rained down manna for the people to eat, He gave them the grain of heaven.” (Psalm 78:23)
“You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.” (Psalm 145:16)
“And He (Jesus) opened His mouth, and taught them, saying,” (Matthew 5:2)
“Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.” (Luke 24:45)
“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law.” (Psalm 119:18)
God opened His mouth – a universe of infinite beauty was born. But when sin closed the Garden’s gate, a new way opened up, through a holy curtain from top to bottom torn.
God has opened up a way for me to come home to Him. I am no longer held captive by this broken world. He has set me free!
“I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.” (Isaiah 45:2)
“Open wide, you gates. Open up, you age-old doors. Then the King of glory will come in.” (Psalm 24:7)
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20)
My Heavenly Father has thrown the doors of my prison wide open. Now it is to me to open my heart and let Him in. He has promised to abide with me if I will but open the door. This, then, is my ode to open.
sincerely, Grace Day