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Jesus Door Knocking (Revelation 3.20-22)

"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. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches." (Revelation 3.20-22)✞

Your Heart's Door

Jesus Knocking at Your Heart's DoorIn an attempt to illustrate this famous verse from Revelation 3.20, "I stand at the door and knock," the artist Holman Hunt (1827-1910) showed us in his famous painting "The Light of the World" Jesus knocking at our heart's door. Holman was a famous English painter in his day who founded the Pre-Raphaelite School. Hunt believed the world itself should be read as a system of visual signs and incorporated these signs in his paintings. Jesus wants to have fellowship with us, and he wants us to open up our lives, our minds and our emotions to him like a person knocking on a door. He is patient and persistent in trying to get through to us, not breaking and entering, but knocking gently on our heart's door.✞

To Respond or Not

Listening EarJesus allows us to decide whether or not to respond to him. We may note here that in the painting, the handle of the door is unexpectedly on the enquirer's side and therefore under the enquirer's complete control. The question is, "Do you hear Jesus knocking on your heart's door?" Will you open your heart's door to him? At the end of each letter to these Asian churches including this one to Laodicea in Revelation, Christian believers were urged to listen and take to heart what was written to them. Although a different message was addressed to each church, all the messages contain warnings and guidance to the people at that time but apply equally to us today.✞

"Jesus Door Knocking"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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