Can you hear the knocking at the door?

September 15, 2014.

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”
(Revelation 3:20)

Can you hear it? That knocking, gently knocking, rapping, rapping or’e and or’e;
Who’s that knocking at the door?
Can you hear it now, though faint the sound, bidding, yes bidding He implores;
Will he knock forever more?

Why wait you here? What fear have you now, pushing, pushing the gentle voice away?
In your fear wish you to stay?
Why block it out with all your doubt, fighting, yes fighting to forget it today?
I ask you now, what do you say?

Outside stands truth, love and grace, grace that uplifting your ripping heart can heal;
Behind the door, what could it reveal?
Run to, reach out and open, open it now, open it with passion and zeal;
Bid Him come in, before Him kneel.

Lay your burdens down, down at His feet, let all your anxiety go;
Above is greater than that below.
Embrace his grace, embrace his peace, yes peace that incomprehensibly flows;
He’ll lift you up though you are low.

What is your fear, tell me I pray, tell me today and let us talk it through;
He wants to take care of you.
What have you to lose that you will not gain more in your life anew?
His grace will ever ensue.

Come, Oh come! Let the Savior in, for I cannot bear to see you there;
Your delay on my heart wears!
Take that step, step now I implore, Oh friend, Oh friend beware!
What gift on earth to His compares?

Lo, He bids knocking, knocking gently at the door both then and now;
Open the door, inside Him allow.
He knocks patiently, patiently waiting on you, your vain pride renounce;
You are lost- but you can be found!

Can you hear it? That knocking, gently knocking, rapping, rapping or’e and or’e;
Who’s that knocking at the door?
Can you hear it now, though faint the sound, bidding, yes bidding He implores;
Will he knock forever more?

And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!’”
(Luke 13:23-27)

Suggested Daily Reading: Luke 13, Revelation 1-3.

Will you open the door?

-Walter

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