Open the Door to Jesus
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
John 1:12, niv
Most days, my schedule is so packed that although I love my friends, I resist interruptions. Because of the pressure of time, without meaning to be rude, when someone rings the doorbell, I often go to the door, stand inside the house with the screen door still fastened, and talk to the person on the other side. If it is a friend, we can laugh or cry or share common experiences in raising a family or discuss the weather or neighborhood news. I don’t invite her in because I know if I do, our visit will involve much more time than I can afford to give.
Many people seem to have a “screen door” relationship with Jesus. They talk to Him in prayer, and He talks to them through His Word; they can enjoy His presence, but they never invite Him to come into their lives as Savior and Lord. He’s on the outside, looking in. So the apostle John gave you and me motivation to open the door and invite Him to come in: “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
So . . . open the door to Jesus.
Just Give me Jesus, (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2000).
©2012 Anne Graham Lotz. All rights reserved.
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Originally published Sunday, 06 February 2022.