Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
The Detroit Windsor Tunnel was formally dedicated on Saturday, November 1, 1930, a year ahead of schedule, at a cost of $23 million. President Herbert Hoover turned a “golden key” in Washington that rang bells in both Detroit and Windsor to mark the opening of the tunnel. The tunnel is jointly owned by the cities of Windsor Ontario and Detroit Michigan and is operated under two separate agreements by the Detroit and Canada Tunnel Corporation. Approximately 12,000 vehicles pass through the tunnel on a daily basis.
One of the awe-inspiring experiences in visiting the Holy Land is walking through ancient gates. Most have crumbled, some have been restored. But the thought that you are entering the very gates that the Biblical ancients used to walk through is mind-boggling. In times when huge rock walls surrounded cities to protect them from enemies, being allowed entrance through the gates was a true sign of welcome. This was David’s thought as he wrote these words in Psalm 100:4: “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Through Jesus Christ, we can enter into God’s presence at any time. Not only are we welcomed, we are home. No wonder we enter with thanksgiving and praise. It is a great privilege that belongs to those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ. Take time to enter into the presence of God any time and often. Do so with praise and thanksgiving. Let Him know how much you love Him and how worthy He is to receive all your adoration. We have so much for which to give thanks. Take time right now to stop and do that.
These have been words from the heart.