Look! I’m standing at the door and knocking. If any hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to be with them, and will have dinner with them, and they will have dinner with me.
If you’re going to have a chocolate drink, it’s got to be either hot or cold. Lukewarm chocolate milk is yukkie! That’s what John is telling the people of Laodicea, the last of seven churches to whom John is writing. They’ve got no zip—neither hot nor cold. You might like to have a look at all seven letters. Each one is a loving challenge for them to shape up as true followers of Christ.
“Christ at Heart’s Door,” by Warner Sallman, is a very famous painting. You’ll notice that there is no doorknob on the outside. When Christ knocks, the door must be opened from the inside. Notice how dark the inside is, when the little square window opens to see who’s at the door. When you and I let Christ into our heart, he brings so much joy and light when we might be feeling in the dark.
Stop, look, listen…Right now, Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart. Will you open for him?
Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…
Eating from the tree of life 2:7
Faithful to You till death 2:10
A white stone with my new name 2:17
You stand at my door and knock. 3:20
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