Friday, July 25, 2014

The Gate

I am the gate; if anyone enters by me, he will be saved.  ~John 10:9


No one compels you, traveler; 
this road or that road, make your choice! 
Dust or mud, heat or cold, 
fellowship or solitude, 
foul weather or a fairer sky, 
the choice is yours as you go by! 

But here if you would take this path 
there is a gate whose latch is love, 
whose key is single and which swings 
upon the hinge of faithfulness, 

and none can mock, who seeks this way, 
the king we worship shamelessly. 
If you would enter, traveler, 
Into this city fair and wide, 
it is forever and you leave 
all trappings of the self outside.

~Jane Tyson Clement

Please open wide that gate, dear Lord as I'm planning on coming in -- and yes, I'll leave all my baggage behind!

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