“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).
Jesus is standing at everyone’s door and He is knocking, but few are listening. It takes a determination to listen and a sanctified concentration to hear the knock of the Lord amongst the cacophony of noise that is the modern world. If we aren’t really seeking to hear, we won’t hear. And if we don’t hear, we won’t open the door and if we don’t open the door He cannot come in.
What a tragedy it is to not hear the Lord knocking at our door! Yet this is the fate of many of us who call ourselves Christians and claim a relationship with the eternal God through Jesus Christ.
What a joy it is to hear that divine knock and open the door to the Holy One! Then He will indeed come in; His food is quite different to that which we are used to; as He said to His disciples; “I have food to eat that you have not known” (John 4:32). That food, of course, was to do the will of the Father and to finish what He had started (John 4:34).
That is the food that He shares with us when we open the door to Him and invite Him in; we too, fill up on the desire to do the things that please the Father, rather than those things that are pleasing to ourselves. It is in this, our doing what pleases the Father, that Christ Jesus is glorified, for unless He had come and trod the path that all men must tread, we would not be able to walk in the path that leads to life eternal.