open doors

originally published May 12, 2011 at

Revelation 3:8

“I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me.”

At the beginning of our trip I described what I was experiencing as being “set up”.  Every single day of our trip was filled with purpose and experiences that have changed the course of our lives.  I do plan to write about each experience, but right now I feel like I need to share something that happened on our eighth day in Belgrade.  For the first seven days, the weather had been overcast and cool.  It had rained off and on from the moment we arrived.  I blocked off several hours in our schedule on Saturday (the eighth day) for some sight-seeing.  Although we had seen most of the city from the windows of a van or trolley, there had been no time to actually experience any of the history around the city (other than the palaces, but that’s another post).  God must have known that we needed a break from the rain and cold that day.  He delivered absolutely perfect weather.  After breakfast we hopped on a trolley and made our way to the Kalamegdan Fortress.  The original fortress was built where the Sava and Danube rivers meet around 300BC.  The part that you can walk around in now was built around 500AD.  It is rumored that Attila the Hun is buried underneath the current structure.

As we walked around this ancient little city we stopped for a photo op in this huge beautiful archway.  As we were standing there I began to run my hands across this huge structure made of black leather and wooden studs.  I thought to myself that my security-obsessed husband would love this door that I was touching.  As I spoke those words out loud, my dear friend Lisa let out a small gasp and said, “Wow!  I didn’t even notice that those massive doors were there.”  Without hesitation, our new friend Annie said, “Isn’t that always the way it is when God opens them for you?!”

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