September to Remember

The Narrow Door

Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able (Luke 13:24).

This verse is from the Gospel for Pentecost Eleven this year. We might easily miss the wonder of this statement by Jesus by focusing on ourselves. Instead of taking this as a warning only and thus determining to be much better than we were in the past, we simply let the truth sink in. The truth is that the narrow door is the only one way to enter into heaven and that way is through Jesus, the actual door. Yes, we need to be reminded of our sin and our need for forgiveness. But much more importantly we need to be reminded that Jesus has already opened the door to us through our faith in Him. It’s just that we wait until this life is over and then, through Him, we enter into His joys.

One excellent way to respond to this magnificent gift is to give on September 13, our September to Remember giving day.

Rev. Gary Piepkorn