In the Tuesday Afternoon Fellowship today we played “through the keyhole”. I had visited some people’s homes and made a film and the members of the fellowship had to guess whose home it was.
When I visited people’s homes I knocked and waited to be invited in. The people that I visited had tidied their houses ready to be filmed. In some homes I was told to just wander anywhere and film what ever I wanted but others had certain rooms that they didn’t want on film!
In the Bible in Revelation 3.20 Jesus says; “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any one hears my voice and opens the door I will come in and eat with him and he with Me.” Jesus never forces His way into people’s lives. He knocks at the door of our hearts and waits to be invited in. For most of us we need to have a good clean up and throw out some rubbish before we are ready for a visit from Jesus. That’s why John the Baptist called people to repent of their sins; he was preparing the way of the Lord.
It behoves each one of us to ask ourselves whether our lives need a good clean up and whether there is any rubbish that we don’t want Jesus to see. He wants to be welcome in every part of our lives, not just certain bits that we think look good.
The good thing is that Jesus never refused anyone’s hospitality. He went to any home where He was invited and in every case that home was never the same again!
A Christian is not someone who has lived a perfect life. A Christian is someone that has received Jesus as Lord and Saviour and their heart is a home where Jesus is always welcome.