The Morgan Church Devotional

a pastor's thoughts about...uhm...stuff

Location: Morgan, VT., United States

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Someone's Knocking at Your Door

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock..."

so it says in the book of Revelation. we often use it in the context of evangelism...think of the hymns "softly and tenderly" etc...but in it's scriptural context it doesn't have to do with has to do with church.

Jesus is standing outside the door of the church and He's knocking! knocking!

this is striking because:

He's stuck outside! how can He be stuck outside of His church? the church is His body. the church is His bride...and He's stuck outside???

He's knocking! i don't know...if i came home as was locked outside of my house...i don't think i'd be knocking.

"don't i deserve better than that?" i would plead. "you have no right!" i would assert. "open this door!" i would demand. "yeah? well, i'm leaving...don't miss me when i'm gone", i would declare.

but Jesus knocks. not a demand, assertion, declaration or plea to be heard. nothing but "rap rap rap"; or was it "tap tap tap"?

what do we see here?

1. we can effectively shut Christ out of our lives
2. He will seek us out
3. God allows us choice
4. letting Him in results in the greatest benefit

do me a favor, open the door and let Him in.


Anonymous nanamoose said...

the door is open and i'm glad i let Him in!!!!


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