The idea of letting others know that we are there by knocking is standard in our society. We may knock on a car window, on an office door or on someone’s front door. It serves to solicit a response by letting those inside know that we wish to be acknowledged. We may be delivering
a message, just want to chat awhile or we may even find a family member standing there who we have inadvertently locked out.
THE KNOCK: There is a well-known depiction of Jesus gently knocking at a door. The shading reveals the shape of a heart reminding us of His desire to be acknowledged. The exchange: Knock, knock – who’s there? Jesus. Jesus who? Jesus Christ...the one who loves you the most and wants to live with you now and forever. Will you let me in?
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:20 NIV
Letting Christ into the center of our lives completes everything.
THE LOCK-OUT: Sometimes we may lock Him out by simply not keeping in touch or by daily duties that consume our attention. When we hear His gentle knock with our spiritual ears, let’s quickly answer the door with a heartfelt, “Oh, I’m so sorry – didn’t mean to lock you out!”
When we answer His knock, He enters to do life together. God offers the same
promise to us that He gave His chosen people of Israel…
I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart. Jeremiah 24:7 NIV
Jesus stands at our door offering “opportunity” –
We stand on the other side with the “responsibility” to answer.
Blessings…as you hear Jesus’gentle knock and swing the door wide open.
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