Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Old Doors

I love old doors. I could spend an entire day just looking through them and admiring their beauty. One of the beautiful features of old doors is they greet you and welcome you in. I can't help but wonder about an old door as I admire it. I wonder about the family and friends they have welcomed; I wonder about the storms they have seen and the storms they have kept out; about the celebrations they have opened their arms to. I envision their squeaky hinges and a family member running to the door to greet a welcomed visitor. I wonder about the hands that have knocked on the door or the family dog that has sat in front of one hoping someone will remember to let him/her in.

Have you noticed how a door adds appeal to a house, like lipstick that brightens and enlivens a face so a beautiful door brightens and enlivens the front of a house. A beautiful door is always noticed, it's part of the curb appeal of the home. We decorate them for the seasons of the year and spruce them up with a coat of paint when they are looking a little droopy. It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul; maybe a door is the heart; it opens to friends but closes to foes; it's either locked or unlocked.

I remember when I was a wee little one, it was a thrill when there was a knock at the door, it meant someone was paying us a visit. Our door always seem to be opened to our neighbors and people in our community. I can say, I don't remember anyone coming to our door who was not welcomed in. I remember the front door being opened to catch any hint of a breeze in the heat of summer. It would be opened first thing in the morning and shut before retiring to bed. I remember the thrill of coming through that door when I had moved away from home and had come back for a visit. Seeing that door meant I was home again.

There's another door I am reminded of. Jesus said “I am the Door, if anyone enters through me, he shall be saved and shall go in and out and find pasture”. John 10:9. I entered that Door when I was very young and can honestly say I have indeed found good pasture. My soul's hunger has been satisfied. It is the best door I have ever opened.

Next time you see a door I hope you will take notice of it. It's more than just a piece of wood on hinges. Maybe that door will have a story to tell.


  1. Me too!
    But my list of my favorite things are many....LOL
    kitchen gadgets
    prim trees....real bad!
    and on and on...........

  2. Love that post..I never really ever thought about a door that way but I will be thinking about it now every time I see a door or knock on someones door. Maybe I will even do something to make my doors stand out more and say "Welcome"
    It really is something to think about :)

  3. I actually had an old door painted red and hung on my garden fence with that scripture written on it. I also paint different scenes on old doors for my house. I ahve also put several together as a screen to seperate a room. I love Old doors!!! Blessings!

  4. Amen! This is exactly how I feel about old doors!