I love seeing a beautiful brass or iron door knocker on a massive wooden door. It just seems classier than an electronic doorbell. I especially like the ones resembling the head of a lion or an eagle.
Hearing our company arrive is never a problem as our kitchen is close to the front door. But I sometimes worry that I will miss their knock. There is nothing worse than standing too long at the door, wondering if you have the right house or the right date! When we fly to the door to open it, our Tiger runs the other way for dear life.
Our verse for today uses the image of standing at the door and knocking. These words are said by Jesus to the church at Laodicea. His message is full of warmth and makes clear His desire for relationship. What better way to become close than to share a meal around the table! He awaits our arrival at the door. He does not come in until we hear His voice and open that door. We open it to show our same desire for relationship. I am sure His knock and His voice are loud enough to hear. But I can see how one might miss it. The distractions of life can drown out the sound.
I am amazed that He wants to dine with me! What a warm intimate thought! I do not want to miss out by being too busy. He is waiting for me on my doorstep. Lord, may I listen for your knock and open the door today!