When you see pictures or images of Christ knocking at a door, take a closer look. Most of the doors have no latch or knob on the outside. The thought behind this depiction is that when Jesus tugs at your heart whether after a sermon, a friend sharing the gospel, a kind deed done in the Spirit of Christ, or your search for truth in the scriptures, only you can answer the call; only you can open the door of your heart; Jesus cannot just open the door and let Himself inside. Only you can let the Savior in. Share this with a love one. Let it be a point of discussion. Children will understand this concept ahead of adults sometimes.

To the Church in Laodicea

“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:

These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

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. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelation 3:14-22