Friday, April 30, 2010

We Are Door Holders For The World

In 1 Chronicles 15 there are these 4 guys that are mentioned that normally would be passed over. Their names are Berekiah, Elkanah, Obed-Edom, and Jehiah (Jessica, how about any of those names for Baby Bronco?) They were doorkeepers for the ark of the covenant. The Israelites were bringing the ark back, and people kept touching it and dying. Clearly what they were doing was not working out for them. So they took the ark to Obed-Edom's house where it stayed for 3 months. The Bible says that his entire household was blessed. Well of course it was! The very presence of God was living with him! So later David and his crew get it together and realize that the ark is supposed to be carried on poles, so they go back to get it. People were appointed positions: priests to carry the ark, then musicians to play instruments, then musicians to sing, then our friends the doorkeepers. The last ones. The least important. But really, the most important. They monitored who came in and out. They were the people letting people come into the presence of God.

We are door holders to the world.We are the face of Jesus to the world. A door holder is someone who has been on the inside and chooses to stand outside. They know how great it is in there, and they are volunteering to come out so that others can come in. They stand where the blaring sounds of the outside world intermingle with the melodious sounds of eternal life inside. A door holder signals that something good great is on the inside. If there weren't, why would they be needed? Door holders will fight you to hold that door. It is a privilege. They are worship leaders. They can't contain their joy and others want to follow their lead. They love people before they come inside. Door holders take the door to the people and meet them where they're at. They can put themselves in the world and not become the world. They serve all in order to win some. Their faces shine undeniably. Their only reward is the look on people's faces when they come out.

We are door holders to the world.

"better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked." Psalm 84:10

No comments:

Post a Comment