It was always there but I was too busy raising children and working. Sometimes I would think about the door but there was a meal to prepare, housework to be done or driving the kids to activities. Other times I thought I heard a knock on the door, but I had to hurry to go to work. As the years went by I became more and more busy.
Was I being busy in order to block the sight of the door from my mind? Was I running away from the door? Did I not want to open the door?
Years went by and the door was still there. I sensed the door might mean some sort of change in my life. But what? What if I decided to open the door? What would I find? Matthew 7:7 (NIV) “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” and Revelations 3:20 (NIV) “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.”
Very late in life I opened the door and invited Him in. What did I find?
I found peace and a sense of freedom from my worries and stress.
I found hope, comfort, and contentment
I found truth and unconditional love.
I found meaningful relationships with fellow believers
I found the meaning of God’s promises.
I found salvation.
I sing a song of praise, thankfulness and joy for what I have discovered.
Jesus said: “…I come that they may have life and have it to the full.” John 10:10 (NIV)
Why did I wait so long?
Don’t wait. Listen for the knock on the door today. He is waiting to greet you with open arms.