We’ve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find.
New research from University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses. “Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away.” Radvansky explains. “Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalized.”
This suggests that the act of passing through a doorway serves as a way the mind files away memories and then is ready for something new and fresh. Doors are places of transition.
We are getting more confident in exiting and re-entering our front doors now. As we leave our homes more freely, may it be a symbol of entering through Jesus ‘the door’ into a new and fresh beginning. May you see healing, change, faith in areas of your life that you have struggled with or have been unwilling to face.
May the new and fresh act of getting back outside be a symbol of entering the possibility of trusting Jesus for a change in a circumstance, a loved one, resentment or the difficulty of forgiving someone.
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Jesus said in John 10:9,
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.