Something I have discovered during the time Sandra has been in a wheelchair is how to become a good door keeper. Holding the door open and pushing her through simultaneously is an art form. It requires one hand on the door and one on the wheelchair with a certain amount of body English thrown in for good measure. It’s easier now that we have a power chair; however it’s still a challenge when there are two sets of doors. It isn’t a prestigious position , many don’t consider holding the door open for those that follow, being caught up in their own world, more concerned with where their going than those who follow them.
Psalms 84:10 I’d rather be a door keeper in the house of my God than (as the Living bible puts it) live the good life. This is coming from a pretty sharp guy. Being a doorkeeper is a place few seek after and certainly not glamorous, but is very rewarding.
It means holding the door open for the generation that’s following us. It allows them to enter into places of revelation, maturity, and wisdom, places we’ve already been.
Allowing the generation that follows us to pass before us as we hold the door open is the most powerful, needed ministry today.
For those who are literally and spiritually doorkeepers, Isaiah 45:1 says I say to Cyrus (and you) whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him and loose armor of kings and open double doors, so that the gates will not be shut. Just as you have given yourself sacrificially to the next generation, the reward is amazing. God himself is going before you with the purpose of opening double doors for you that in some cases have long been closed.
God has seen your heart in letting others pass before you and now it’s your turn to go to the head of the line and guess who’s giving you cuts, God himself.