Greg and I just finished the “door” puzzle shown in the photo. So much fun, yet challenging at the same time.
First we completed each door. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But there were seven blue doors and four red ones. And while all the blues and reds look slightly different in the photo, it would take great concentration and eyesight to distinguish some of the color variations. As it turns out, some of those doors were quite time-consuming.
Once the doors were completed we were left with mostly white or white-ish pieces that included one remaining door and all the fill pieces. We learned long ago what works for us at this point. We sort the remaining pieces by shape. Once that’s done, we have more clues and can usually complete the puzzle in short order.
As I was putting the puzzle pieces back into the box I started thinking about all those doors. And that very well-known Bible verse came to mind. “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.” (Rev. 3:20 NIV)
Reading through many of the available translations of this verse, it becomes clear that Jesus is right here with us at all times. His desire is to be welcomed into our lives and fellowship with us. By knocking, He reminds us of His presence and that He’s not going away. The knocking also reminds us of His persistence and of His great love for us.
Jesus has done so much for us by His death and resurrection but how amazing that He doesn’t stop there. He continues on in relentless pursuit of us, never giving up, always knocking, always available, always wanting to demonstrate His great love. Always waiting to be invited into intimate fellowship.
Sometimes I open wide the door and enjoy His presence. Sometimes not so much. But I’m so very thankful that He never walks away…never gives up on me.
How about you? Do you hear Him knocking today?