On this morning, I found this scripture to be so inviting, and emotional.
Imagine this scenario. It’s Friday. Hey heyyy. You are having a huge end of the summer soirée. You invited everyone. Let’s turn up before the children return back to school, and the Summer season gives way to colorful leaves, frosty grass and additional layers of clothing.
You sent personal invitations to evvvvvvery body. You are doing it big!!!!! You are ending the summer on a good note. There has been so much drama and tragedy has happened in such a short period of time, you just wanted to carve out a few hours from your closest family and friends time just to enjoy life.
But you somehow left off one person from your guest list. You effectively and intentionally left out your brother, Jesus. No problem. He is not tripping on that, nope He didn’t take offense to it. He is not easily offended. Maybe the invitation was lost in the mail. Maybe the evite ended up in His spam folder. 🤔 Maybe you thought you included Him on the group text.
No problem. He showed up ready to release the cares of this world and as He always does, He came bearing gifts. He brought some food and drinks for the party, but there is just one problem: He has been knocking and calling for someone to open the door, and no one is answering. He can see you in the window. He even sees someone standing near the window beside the door, and no one will open the door.
Huh??!! Oooh I just got excited right there!
You are in desperate need of His fellowship. The party is dry! People are dancing, but they aren’t happy. The food is okay, but it could be better because Jesus brought the bread of life.
I am that bread of life. (John 6:48, KJV)
Your choice of drinks are alright, but your guests will not have enough to drink because Jesus brought that good good water where they’ll never thirst again.
“but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14 NKJV
Your party is in desperate need of Jesus’ presence and He is seeking to come in.
You did not ask Jesus to bring anything but that is the type of person He is. He is always exceeding expectations. You didn’t ask Him to do anything, but He asked you for one thing…
Just. Open. The. Door.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20 NKJV