Behold he who knocks

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“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Rev 3:20

Who is this person who knocks at my door?

“…Him who has the seven stars in his right hand, him who walks among the seven golden lamp stands.” Rev 2:1

“…the first and the last, who died and came to life.” Rev 2: 8

“…the words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword.” Rev 2:12

“…the son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze” Rev 2:18

“…the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.” Rev 3:7

“…buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich and ‘white garments so that you may clothe yourself…salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.” Rev 3:18

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Rev 3:20

“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is to come!” Rev 4:8

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God to receive glory and honor and power for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” Rev 4:11

In the physical world that we live in, the doorbell chimes; the dog barks and runs to the door in anticipation of who is there. Who is at the door? A good friend that we welcome into our home. The dog recognizes the visitor and her tail wags frantically as she waits for kind words and maybe a pat or two on her head from the friend.

Jesus waits for us to answer the door to our lives. Maybe it’s the first time, and he is there to give you the greatest gift you will ever receive. Maybe he’s there because he hasn’t heard from you in awhile and just wants to visit, catch up on what has been happening. He’s the neighbor who knows what has been going on because he or she sees you all the time, but He just wants hear from you, make sure you okay.

Lord, I pray in all of our lives, whether Jesus is knocking for the first time or he just wants to catch up, let us open the door to our hearts and lives and let him come in. Share in His words of wisdom, the images of awe that He creates. He just wants to share what he has for us, hear out stories. Don’t shut Him out.