"Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me." Revelation of John 3.20
|Christ knocking at Hearts door, Warner Sallman|
I prefer to ponder the image of Christ knocking. Knocking. Knocking on each and every door in my life. It is not that Christ can't come in and stand beside me, for often he does. In fact in the Resurrection accounts he needed no such invite to be present with his disciples (see John 20.19 ). The point is I think that I am to be reminded that Christ is always there. Always present. Always makes himself available. That being said, he does not force himself into our lives but is always there at the ready. The point is to keep our ears attuned for the knocking of Christ, that is, to never forget that no matter where we might find ourselves, Jesus is there at the ready to stand beside us. For more on the painting and a nice explanation click HERE
A prayer for the day: "Dear Lord, help us to have ears that hear you knocking at the doors of our lives and may we cherish the gift of your presence. Amen."