Tommy Kennedy was a highly successful Real Estate Developer and Property Manager in Atlanta. And he had all the trappings of success to show for it. But, he also had a secret. A secret so dark that even those closest to him didn’t know. A secret so deeply imbedded in his soul that even he wasn’t always aware of it.
We all are broken in some way. We're good at hiding our brokenness from others and from ourselves. Tommy hid behind the facade of his expensive toys and hard-charging business tactics. Our hearts can hide many stains: guilty secrets, shameful acts, embarrassing desires, impure motivations. These blemishes may be buried so deep that we are able to suppress them for a while. But they lurk within us, gnaw at us. They gnawed at Tommy.
The Broken Door is about coming to terms with our brokenness. It is about confronting the recurring sin in our lives that clouds our relationship with God, and in that process, finding redemption. For Tommy, that redemption began with a mysterious encounter on the back deck of a dilapidated old house in the North Georgia mountains. That encounter helped Tommy to be honest with himself and with God about what is in his heart. Only then could Tommy begin believe in the hope He gives us in the assurance of His love that starts us on the path to peace and healing.