I was writing in my office when I heard a soft knock on the door. Then a loud knock…then my screen door opened and there was knocking on the inside door. The knocking was persistent as I walked to the door.

Funny, there was no car in the driveway or delivery van on the street. My wreath blocked the peephole. I opened the door to a young man. He looked surprised, as if he expected someone younger to answer the door.

He wore jeans, a dark shirt, and I think he was barefoot. He looked like he was hot. He leaned toward the doorway as if to come into the house. I stepped forward and stood in the door way. He had to step back.

I looked around to see if anyone was with him. He was alone. He asked for Kelsey. I told him there wasn’t a “Kelsey” who lived here. He double checked the address. It was my address.

He asked again, but I stood my ground and he finally left. He made a short call on his phone and I expected a car to pick him up. I watched him walk two blocks and then turn on the cross street. Odd.

I locked the front door. I normally leave the house unlocked, but I don’t want just anyone to enter my home.

Today, I took the wreath off the holder and tied it to the door knocker. Now I can see out of the peephole. I am not leaning toward fear, but I am taking steps for safety.

Ezekiel 17:7, 8, “But then another great eagle came with broad wings and full plumage. So the vine now sent its roots and branches toward him for water. even though it was already planted in good soil and had plenty of water so it could grow into a splendid vine and produce rich leaves and luscious fruit.” New Living Translation

I know I am in a safe place and God is providing for us. As long as I lean toward God, I will grow and be productive.

What are you leaning toward?

Dear Father God,

I don’t know why that young man showed up at my door. I don’t know whether to believe his story or not. I am grateful that I do not have to fear because You keep us safe. Help me to continue leaning toward You.

In Jesus Name,


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