Lenten Blog – 3/10/2018
Knock-knock. Who’s there? Hatch. Hatch who? God bless you.
Knock-knock! Who’s there? Doris. Doris, who? Doris locked, that’s why I had to knock!
Knock-knock! Who’s there? Nobel. Nobel who? No bell so I’ll knock.
I was reading this passage and it made me think of knock-knock jokes.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)
Forgive me for the bad puns and that is what knock knock jokes usually are. I love this verse for the imagery it has of Jesus standing at the door and knocking. Sometimes people think of this passage as Jesus speaking to those who don’t know him, but He is addressing this to the members of the church of Laodicea. They are having faith issues. Their faith is lukewarm. Jesus wants to come in and eat with them and abide with them.
The better way to understand this passage is to think about it with prayer. When you stop to pray quiet your mind and listen. Can hear a knock and open the door? Jesus is there. He is always there and he makes that promise to be there forever. He wants to be there to strengthen our faith and remind us we are never alone.
In Christ’s Service,