Locked doors

Revelation 3:20 is one of the most famous Bible verses that we often incorrectly associate with evangelism: 

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”

The interesting thing about this verse is the context. It was written to warn believers who had drifted away from a close relationship with the Lord.

The Lord Jesus desires to be with us. But sometimes, we drift away. Sometimes we lock the doors of our hearts and lives, and we don’t let Him in. 

It is easy to do. Especially if you’ve been hurt. Or taken advantage of. Or betrayed by others. Or your life isn’t as easy as you’d hoped it would be. Or life doesn’t turn out the way you’d hoped. In the face of danger or uncertainty, it is easy to lock the doors of our hearts and lives and put up walls. We often shut and lock the gates of our lives to others and to the Lord. 

Yet by His grace, the Lord comes and knocks on the doors we’ve shut in His Face. Is it safe to open the door for Jesus? That depends on your definition of “safe.” But Jesus is good. And we can trust Him with our hearts and lives. 

This Sunday in Psalm 24 we’re going to look more closely at Jesus, the King of glory. We’ll be reminded once again about who He is, why He is worthy of our worship, and how we can open our doors to a deeper relationship with Him once again. 

I hope you can join us for English at 9:30 or Chinese at 11 using the Facebook livestream. You can find it by clicking this link:

Until then, I’d encourage you to take some time this week to put your ear to the doors of your life. Listen for the Lord Jesus standing on the other side and knocking. Open the door so that the King of glory may come in!

“See” y’all Sunday,

Pastor Jason