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We are all have a list of Bible verses, books, and stories that have inspired us, marking key moments in our journey. There is a poem that has been an anchor for Theodyssey for a long time. A guide rail in our vision discussions. You can find the entire poem HERE, but we wanted to share the first section as a taste.

I stand by the door.
I neither go to far in, nor stay to far out.
The door is the most important door in the world –
It is the door through which men walk when they find God.
There is no use my going way inside and staying there,

When so many are still outside and they, as much as I,
Crave to know where the door is.
And all that so many ever find
Is only the wall where the door ought to be.
They creep along the wall like blind men,
With outstretched, groping hands,
Feeling for a door, knowing there must be a door,
Yet they never find it.
So I stand by the door.

We desire to stand by the door. To help people, who genuinely desire “more,” to find Jesus. Will you stand by the door for the people in your life. 

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  • claudia cornish says:

    thank you for this awesome poem. who is the author?
    eric, this poem is exactly what i needed to read at this time. i have had a reoccurring dream for many years. there is a stairway or ladder leading to an opening -door/window- filled with beautiful light. i am able to climb up but i am not able to get through the opening. okay dream interpretations can lead one astray. in the dream all is well. I am not dying. i have felt it refers to sharing the journey with others, through the theodyssey curriculum. i have concluded it is my task to lead them to the door. i have been frustrated in the past, that i can lead them “to” but not “through”. now i see the through is not my responsibility.
    thank you

    • Eric Lehman says:

      The author is Sam Shoemaker! Such a good poem and perspective. Thanks for sharing, Claudia! Also, the link is in the post to read his entire poem.

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