Psalm 84:(NKJV) 10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. source
This is one of those Bible verses for church-raised kids that bears worn edges; we know it well, we have quoted it again and again. And I have thought the Psalmist was saying he would rather be the so-called low profile church doorkeeper than to be a well-known, hobnobbing elite of this world that knows not GOD. I’m still okay with that but today I am offering an added perspective.
Perhaps the doorkeeper is low profile but a low profile does not mean insignificant. A low profile does not mean just anybody could do what a doorkeeper does. In the Household of GOD, the doorkeeper shows up early and stays late. Let us allow ourselves to ponder what that takes!
The doorkeeper arrives before the lights come on, cause the doorkeeper turns the lights on, opens the door and makes the way for worshippers to enter the sanctuary. And when the other worshippers ready themselves to go home, and as some tarry to visit, the Doorkeeper waits; and when the last dear one steps over the threshold, the Doorkeeper secures the building and turns toward home himself.
Reliable. Faithful. Courteous. Helpful. Anything but self-serving.
Yes! The House of GOD needs Doorkeepers. It just may be the most beloved service around.
Next time you visit your local Church gathering place, consider the one who tends the door for you and while we are thinking doors . . .
Revelation 3: (NKJV) 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. source
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.