Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Red Door

Recently we did some remodeling and painted the outside of our home. We picked out a tan for the house and dark brown for the trim. I wanted the doors red! I never realized how many different colors of red there are though! I wanted a warm red that would compliment the browns but I did NOT want any orangey-red colored door! I finally settled on a color called "Claret" which looked great on the paint chip! The door was a dark green to start with. When I put the first streak of red paint on the green door the color screamed orange to me! It just made me sick! I thought about taking it back to Lowe's and getting them re-adjust the tint. But instead I just kept on painting. The more green I covered with the red the less and less it looked orange. When the first coat was on I was still not sure if I could live with it. After the first coat dried, I came back and started painting again. And, lo and behold, now I could see the true "Claret" that I had picked out in Lowe's paint department! I just love my red doors! They make me smile every time I look at them!

Sunday night our Pastor's sermon was taken from Revelation 3: 20..."Behold, I stand at the door, and 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." The door in this verse refers to the heart of man. If you draw a heart or see a heart on Valentine's Day, what color is it usually? Red! So let's just imagine for a minute that the door to our heart is a beautiful "Claret" red!

Revelation 3: 20 reminds us that Christ knocks on the hearts of mankind but He doesn't open the door. He waits to be invited in. Pastor also brought out that Jesus Christ doesn't just knock at our heart's door but He calls out to us even though after all He has done for us He could just sit back and wait for us to make the first move! But, no, He comes knocking on our heart's door calling us to let Him come in. For you see, we have to open the door to our heart! But if we do, He promises to come in and fellowship with us!

When a friend comes knocking on my freshly painted red front door, I will ask them to come in and fellowship with me.

If Jesus comes knocking at the red door of your heart, will you ask Him to come in and fellowship with you? I hope so!

Psalm 84: 10 "For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness."



Mari said...

Love what you have done with it. I love red doors!! Great job.


Leah @ Point Ministries said...

I LOVE your red door. My front door is red but it is a darker red that I painted to match the brick. Well, I did not paint it but I picked out the color.

I love your heart door analogy. Love it. Hope you are doing well in the sweltering summer heat.


Jennifer said...

I love your Claret doors! I, too, have red doors on my new home...but right now they are not the "perfect" red - too orangy!:) - but I will get them re-done some today. I think after reading this post - my doors can remind me of today's verse. A reminder of my salvation and opening the door to Christ as well as a reminder to continually open the door for the savior as well as to other! Have a great day.

Deborah said...

I love your red door... And as always you've made a great application!

Runner Mom said...

Love that scripture!And, your red door!We did the same here a few years ago. I have a tan colored house, and I wanted the door to "pop" and welcome others! I have loved the color too ever since.


Yolanda said...

Loved this and I adore your red door. I can just see me coming and knocking and you letting me in.

Love you so much,

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

The door of invitation... red fits, don't you think?

Beautiful thought, Marilyn.


breadgirl said...

Hello Marilyn
Thank you for this very lovely post. You have a beautiful mind! I also like your claret door. Thanks for sharing and God bless you.

Crystal Mary said...

I have red doors also. The red reminds me of the heart of Jesus. It is love and your door shows the love within. God Bless you.