Open the door, let ‘im in:
Two things came to mind when I saw that door. One is this old Paul McCartney song:
(And when I say old, I mean it’s from back when I was in High School. So yeah, that makes it old.)
The other thing that came to mind is Revelation 3:19-21.
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 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.
I like how that picture shows Jesus leaning toward the door, as if he’s calling out so we can hear his voice from inside, and that he has his foot on the threshold ready to step in as soon as the door opens. His is an expectant knock, because he knows we’re at home.
You see, this knock is for those whom Jesus loves, those he cares about and disciplines and brings to victory in him, the ones who sit on his throne with him throughout eternity.
So open the door and let him in!
*Found this in a rather convoluted journey by way of regular reader Monica who runs the blog Help to Hope, where she linked to a funny blog full of top ten lists including a list about the world’s ten most amazing doors, which revealed a clever three-sized door found at boredpanda.com (and of course that tag line is awesome: “the only magazine for pandas.”)