We know that we live in a world where few people keep their promises or remain faithful to anything or anyone. We want to introduce you to Jesus, who does keep His promises and will remain faithful. And we beg Him to strengthen us so that we can become the exception to your experience by keeping our promises to Him, you, and one another.
Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz, tells the story of a group of hostages taken by terrorists in a remote corner of the world and held there in a dark room for over a year. When the Navy Seals got to the building, opened the door, and announced, “You’re rescued; you’re free. Come out into the light!” Not one of the hostages, huddled in a mass on the floor, moved a muscle. They had been in the dark for so long they did not believe in the light anymore. Or, like most of those who live outside the grace and mercy of God, didn’t think it was for them. So one of the seals took off his gear, got down on the floor, wrapped himself around the nearest hostage, held onto them tightly, whispering over and over and over, “It’s all right. You have been rescued. You’re safe. You’re free. You can walk into the light.”
That’s what we want to do. We want to take off all of our religious gear, announce to you the love, forgiveness and power that can be yours in Christ Jesus, put our arms around you, say to you over and over again, and for the rest of your life here on earth, “It’s all right. You are safe here. If you trust in Jesus He will give you life and you will become a child of the Living God with power from on high. From that moment and for the rest of your life, you are destined to not live like you used to live. You are destined for the light. When you believe in Him, He rescues you; He sets you free.”
We want to take you by the hand and walk with you toward the light of resurrection life in Christ Jesus. If you think that’s what church should be about, then we invite you to come to Church of the Open Door. You’ll love being a part of our church family.