Is A Key Just A Key?

 I was going through some old things that belonged to my mother and I found this key. It was in some sewing detritus–buttons, zippers, hooks, etc. My mother’s been gone for 38 years, so now you’re asking why I’ve got buttons, zippers, hooks, etc. for 38 years that I’ve never done anything with. Who knows! Maybe someday I’ll need something from there. I’m not a real sewer so that’s not likely, but you never know.

But the key intrigues me. What’s it to? Why did she have it in her sewing stuff? My grandparents used to have an old lock on their front door that used a key something like this but I don’t remember exactly what it looked like. But what an odd place to keep it if it was for that. Maybe it was something sentimental, and since she did sew a lot, she could put her hands on it periodically, just to touch it. Or maybe she dropped in there without thinking about it ever again.

Keys are meaningful. They can open doors and possibilities or they can lock out bad things. We are given keys when we are meant to have them and sometimes we find keys when we are meant to find them. So I put this key in front of my laptop so I can look at it and wonder. What do you signify little key? What new door are you opening for me? Is it something from my past? Is there some gifting that I was given long ago that I’m now ready to unlock? Or is it all nonsense and fanciful?  I’m a dreamer so I choose to believe that this key means something special and somehow it’s going to unlock a new world. I just hope I’m dressed for it.

6 thoughts on “Is A Key Just A Key?

  1. Erick & Mary Ann Reinstedt

    I enjoyed your post! I am a keeper of “artifacts”—little, physical things that remind me of a time or event or something God did or showed me. I think that God likes us to have reminders—His people often built memorials to times He had moved or met them to remind them and their generations. Who knows what that key will move your thoughts towards . . . but as long as He guides you there you know it will be awesome! God bless you. We miss ya!


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