Last week, Pastor Jon spoke about how God restores and uses even burnt stones for His glory. Similarly, God takes burnt gates and redeems them for His purpose. We are called to be living stones and gates – and even though the world may “burn” us or reject us, God heals and builds us up. In our own lives, gates represent choices – what we allow into our lives, our families, and our city depends on which gates/doors we open and which gates we close. As living gates and stones, we are created to not only keep sin out but also release heaven on earth by lifting up our environment with prayer and words (Psalms 24:7-10).