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  “I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Rev. 3:20

 

Lord Jesus, it’s not that you’re lonely or cold, and you certainly don’t need our permission to enter any door. You truly desire fellowship with us—individually, and as whole church families.

How do we get so busy, distracted, and satisfied with lesser things that we don’t even recognize when we’re no longer enjoying unrushed, heart-connecting, time with you?

Thank you for constantly pursuing us, Jesus. Thank you for always initiating fellowship, communion, and nourishment with us. Your jealousy for our hearts and affection is one of the greatest compliments you could ever give us.

Though we’d never presume to call you “friend,” you call us your friends (John 15:15). In fact, you’ve made us your betrothed bride—longing for the Day when a table meal becomes a Wedding Feast. Thank you for loving us this much.

Though you could kick down the door, climb in through a window, or come in through the “crawl space,” you knock on the portal of our heart each day. Daily mercies, Gospel-manna, living water, your very self… that’s what you give us.

This life of faith isn’t about us making you a “priority,” or us making you anything. It’s about you making us yours—by your life, death, and resurrection. Convicted, humbled, and grateful, we welcome you in, Jesus. So Very Amen.

 

 

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