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By Pastor Paul Gauche

Today’s Word: ‘Wardrobe’ as in… like the one made famous by C. S. Lewis, it’s more than just a nice piece of furniture.

Imagine the wardrobe. You’re standing before it; the two doors are closed. But there are handles. You’ve got a decision to make. You can stand there looking at the wardrobe or take hold of the handles and open the doors. You decide to open the doors. Now imagine all of the clothing hanging there before you – shirts, pants, coats, etc. Again, you’re facing a decision. You can stand there looking in or take a step closer and move the clothing aside. You move the clothing. Now imagine another door on the back wall. You’re facing another decision. You can stand there looking at it, or you can open the door on the back wall of the wardrobe. You decide to open the door, and as you do, a whole new world opens up to you. You’ve now got more decisions to make: you can remain there. You can turn around and back out. You can just stand there. You can listen to your fears, rehearse your apprehensions, and recall your past interactions with this strangely familiar moment; you can let all of that lock you up.

Or you can be opened up. You can receive your next breath as a gift from the One who first breathed it into you. Filled with the oxygen of the Spirit, you can take just one step into this whole new world of light and growth and opportunity; take just one step into this whole new world of “life, and more life.”

Imagine your life. Your life is a gift, and you are a child of God. You are filled with the breath of the Spirit, and the Divine spark has ignited another day of life for you today. Face it. Walk deeply into it, knowing that the One who has breathed new life into you continues to open you up to life and more life. The One who invites you to be open walks deeply into this day with you.


Paul Gauche is the Pastor of Life Transitions at Prince of Peace. His posts are part of his #100days50words project, where he blogs about a different word each week. You can follow his project on Instagram (@pgauche) or his blog, Thriving Rhythms.

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