There are not too many people knocking on our door during these days of self-isolation. But according to the design experts I may have the wrong colored door! Each color communicates something different. Red shouts welcome. Purple signals privilege. Yellow says positivity while green says ambition. Orange is called for if one wants to communicate warmth and wisdom. A blue door represents trust, loyalty and stability.
Regardless of the color, today’s verse tells us there is Someone who stands at the door and knocks. These words are an invitation from the Lord to open the door to Him. 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 I might miss it. The distractions of life can drown out the sound. My busy schedule keeps me from hearing His voice. That knock of His becomes just one more noise in the general din of busyness. Sometimes it is hard to really believe that He wants to dine with me! But what a warm intimate thought! I do not want to miss out for any reason. He is waiting for me on my doorstep.
Lord, may I listen for your knock and open the door today!