Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Gates of Thanksgiving

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A quick thought while on the go...

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
    go into his courts with praise.
    Give thanks to him and praise his name.   Psalm 100:4. NLT

THE GATE: Usually part of a fence. Fences are used to keep property and loved ones safely inside while keeping predators and malicious ones outside. The gate is the way through which one is translated from the outside in or booted out from within.

There is a common phrase, “I’m on the fence about it...” meaning “I’m not so sure. I can see from both sides.” Have you ever seen someone literally on a fence? It looks ridiculous. It’s not sustainable. You either need to be in the perimeter or out. There’s no middle ground here.

Another case where one might be found on the fence typically happens in the middle of the night... when a thief jumps the fence to do evil. To penetrate. Thieves rarely enter through the gate. They are not welcome.

We can enter the gates of heaven because they have been opened wide for us. We come in and should be overcome with gratitude. We are thankful for the privilege of close community with Almighty God.

We are thankful that we are considered guests.
No! We are friends.
No! We are family.
Christopher M. Jimenez. Powered by Blogger.

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