Scripture Reading: Revelation 3:20
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.'
Jesus made the above request to the Laodicean church. This was a complacent and rich church that felt satisfied with its wealth. It did not have the presence of Christ. This was the lukewarm church that Jesus was about to spew out of His mouth.
Jesus longed to be in their church and in their lives. He desired friendship and fellowship with them. He desired companion and communication with them. He desired their company. Jesus stood at the door and knocked, but the Laodiceans were too busy with their own agendas that they didn't hear Jesus knocking. Whenever they thought they heard a knock at the door, they ignored it.
A door is symbolic of a barrier to keep people or things in or to keep people and things out. The above scripture is a great illustration of Jesus wanting to go through the barrier to your heart. He is a gentlemen and will not barge in as Satan would. Instead, Jesus stands at the door and gently knocks. He wants you to hear His voice and respond by opening the door to let Him in. He wants your company so badly that He will stand there and knock until you answer.
Jesus spent time with His Father, but He also spent time with others. He ate with the tax-collectors and sinners. He called Zacchaeus down from the sycamore time to eat with him. He ate at Simon the leper's house. He ate with Martha and Mary. He had one-on-one conversations with Nicodemus and the Samaritan woman at the well. He had special meetings with His twelve disciples, and even more intimate conversations with His inner circle, Peter, James and John. Jesus was always among people. Jesus desires company and fellowship.
Jesus desires our company. He wants fellowship with us. When Jesus knocks on the door of your heart, do not leave Him on the other side. If you first hear His voice and answer, then and only then will He come in and eat and fellowship with you.
Listen to hear Jesus knocking on your door during this Lenten season.
You are invited to read the Lenten lesson for Day 35.