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Will You Let Him In?

“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)

Today many of us have a video doorbell system on our homes that alerts us whenever someone approaches our door. With the abundance of online deliveries these days, it’s becoming more and more common for a delivery person to approach, leave a package on our doorstep, and discreetly leave without ever having to engage with the home owner.

Unfortunately, there are many of us in the Christian church that want to subscribe to this model of “knock, leave it at my door, and I’ll come and get it at my own convenience”-type of faith, but it doesn’t work that way.

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Do You Hear Him Calling? (John 10:27)

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:27)

I was once at a party with my children at one of those enormous trampoline/bounce house/obstacle course centers. The place was jam packed with parents and children to the point where I couldn’t visually locate my kids, who were hidden somewhere within a 4-story jungle gym.

Although it was tremendously loud in there with hundreds of people yelling, screaming, laughing, and crying all at the same time, once I called my children’s names, I soon saw them emerge from the depths of the structure. (more…)