The door of faith swings wide open,
Hangs on hinges of belief...inviting
Us to step inside the inner circle of
Christ followers, who'll go wherever

He leads, conceeds to the Master's
Plans for obedience, rather than the
Superficial offerings on the altar of
The world's success, that demands

Their talent, wealth, fame and things
That can't satisfy the soul's desire to
Know and be fully known by one who
Loves them most, and will never leave

Them or give up on anyone, while fear
Slams the door of faith, closes chances
To believe, shuts out light and life, seals
Tightly, turns off the hope of loving God.

by Cheryl Ellen Baxter ©  


Revelation 3:20 -- Behold, I stand at the door, anld 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.
John 10:7-9 -- Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
John 20:31 -- But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Romans 15:13 -- Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.