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)
Have you ever had someone at your door who knocked incessantly? Add to that, someone who was shouting, “Here I am!”
The average person knows it’s foolish to knock at a door when, after prolonged silence, it becomes clear there’s no one home.
But what if the one knocking knew you were home and persisted in their effort to get you to open the door because they had something wonderful to offer?
That’s the picture I get when I read this verse in Revelation. For one, it’s written in present tense. God is standing and he is knocking. Also, he offers assurance he will come in and eat with us.
Personally, I would much rather get together with someone when there’s at least a cup of coffee or an appetizer involved. A sit down and dine opportunity is even better. Particularly when there is no obligation on my part aside from opening the door and allowing the presence of God.
Being that Jesus is the Bread of Life, it makes sense to consider that his incessant knocking involves the offering of himself as the ultimate source of nourishment for our soul.
God is eagerly calling out to us and knocking incessantly on our behalf.
If we choose to hear and open the door of our heart and allow him entrance, his word promises he will come in and eat with us.
Oh, just so you know, no masks or hand sanitizer is required for this gathering. And the only thing I’ll catch if I answer God’s incessant knocking is more of himself.
What hinders you from hearing his voice or his knocking? What helps you tune in and find courage to open the door and invite him in?
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