They say opportunity only knocks once and since I happen to be unemployed I am constantly looking and listening for those opportunities. I have had to let a few pass me by for family and personal reasons but I trust that the right one will come along and I will be in tune enough to recognize it. In the meantime I will keep knocking on doors from my side.
Fortunately for us however, unlike opportunity, Jesus doesn’t knock just once, he keeps knocking until we finally let him in. The picture here has been floating around Facebook for a while and I think it is completely appropriate. In Revelation Three verses Nineteen and Twenty it states “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 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.”
What a JOY to know that Jesus is right there knocking and waiting to be invited in, and all we have to do is open the door! That is how Christianity works. Jesus died for every single one of us and wants to share that gift almost desperately with each one of us, but He will not open the door, we have to invite Him into our lives, we have to open the door.
As we ready ourselves for Easter Morning and that glorious resurrection. Let us remember the gift of Good Friday and the cost of that Gift. Jesus died on that cross not just for those of us all dressed up in churches on Sunday morning but he died for all of us, and he knocks on every door. So if you are wondering this Sunday if all this Easter stuff is for you, just remember it is. It is for all of you !