Today’s Reading: Hebrews 2:9-7:17
You are standing at the end of a long white hallway with a single door at the end of it. Walking down the hallway you notice that the door has something written on it, a label describing what lies behind the door, “Salvation”. You go to push the door open but it doesn’t budge so you turn to Jesus and the Holy Spirit who have been walking behind you on this journey and ask them why it won’t open. As a wordless answer to your question with a sparkle in His eyes Jesus hands you something, the key to unlocking the door. And as you stare down intently into the palm of your hand you find the tiniest of things, a single grain of mustard seed. You look to Him questioningly again; this is going to open the door? And like a refreshing summer breeze in the heat of the day flowing through your heart you hear the Holy Spirit’s words “For truly I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed you will say to this mountain ‘move from here to there’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20) Suddenly, in your hand, the grain of mustard shifts into a mustard yellow key with the word “FAITH” engraved in it. Not surprisingly, it fits the door perfectly and as you turn the key the door springs open as if it had been anxiously awaiting. You take one hesitant step forward and enter through the door of salvation as you remove the key from the lock and it swings gently shut once more. The room you stand in is filled with a light that you simply can’t describe, perhaps because it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before in your life. You can’t quite seem to find the source of the light, nothing is hanging from the ceiling, no lamps on the tables that you can see until your gaze falls behind you once more and you realize that the Light is streaming from Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
(To be continued…)