Jesus Christ wants to know you.
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
Like a delivery man tap-tap-tapping on our front door waiting for us to answer; Jesus lets us know He is available. And – His delivery gift is life that is eternal. “Here I am!”
How much clearer can He be than that short statement? Christ tells us daily, “Here I am!” However, even though Christ is constantly available to us, it is up to us to invite the Savior of the world into our lives. Jesus is simply waiting for us to receive Him. He needs nothing formal. A simple invitation such as: “Welcome, I need you, please come in,” will do.
But in today’s society, most folks have too many pleasures knocking at their door, which are often given priority over our Savior.
- Social events
- Personal activities
These activities are fun in their own right. I enjoy them all, especially family visits and my personal time writing blog posts. But if I should ever stop reading The Word or stop trying to implement The Word into my daily interactions with others, then I am basically closing the door to Jesus. I would miss learning the messages for my life that He desires to share with me.
Jesus keeps tap-tap-tapping…
- Jesus wants to share with us His instructions on love: Mark 12:28-31 …Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
- Jesus wants us to know He will comfort us: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
- Jesus wants us to believe in the power of faith in Him: Matthew 21:21-22: Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
- Jesus wants us to receive salvation: 2 Timothy 3:15: For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus offers to us an open invitation, to offer Him an open invitation to us. There are no loop holes, no catches, no good works we must do. We need not be guiltless or unbroken or unused or unflawed, because humans do not live that way. No life spent on earth is perfect or pure or clean or flawless, except for Jesus’ thirty-three years He lived on earth.
It is for the former reason that we need to make-up the spare bedroom and add another chair to the table. Because once you open wide your front door and invite Jesus into your heart as your living supplier of life, you will never want Him to leave. Blessings!
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