Visiting With Jesus

I enjoy having a meal with friends. When there is good food and good conversation, I am in my element. I thoroughly enjoy it! I love sports so, let’s says I would have had an opportunity to have a meal with John Wooden, former legendary coach of the UCLA Bruins. Or, let’s say that I have an opportunity to visit with John Maxwell, a favorite author of mine. Or, Robert Duval, who played “Augustus McRae” on Lonesome Dove. I would love those opportunities and there are others.
But, everyone of us have an opportunity to visit with someone far more significant than a professional athlete or an actor or an author. Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, wants to visit with us!
Can you imagine that? The Bible says that Jesus “stands at the door and knocks.” Jesus says, “If . you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”
Wow! What an opportunity for all of us! Jesus Christ wants to visit with us. We can ask Him any question we have.
There may be some things that you don’t even feel comfortable talking about with friends. But there is nothing we need to hold back from Jesus. We can tell Him every mistake we’ve made and He forgives us.
Do you have a need? We can tell Him.
Did you mess up? You can tell Him and hear Him say, “Go and sin no more…”
Do you have question about something in the Bible? You can ask Him.
Jesus stands at the door of our hearts and He is knocking. If we will open the door, He wants to come in. However, Jesus isn’t going to force Himself in. There are some hearts that Jesus has tried to get in for years… but those people will not open the door.
Why? Well, maybe they think they are too busy or, if they invite Jesus in they are going to have to clean up their act some and they don’t want to do that.
There is an old hymn of invitation that goes;
“Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling.
Calling for you and for me.
See on the portals He’s waiting and watching.
Come home, Come home.
Ye who are weary, Come home.
Earnestly, tenderly Jesus is calling.
Calling, O sinner; Come home!”
Jesus is standing at the door of our hearts… He’s knocking… Won’t you let Him in?

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