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The meaning behind the portrait

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POSTED: July 15, 2013 9:30 p.m.

Many people have in their homes or offices the famous painting of Jesus knocking on the door. As with many paintings, most people don’t look at the details, and if asked about them would be clueless.
In this painting, there is an important detail that most don’t notice, and that is that there is no handle or knob on the outside of the door.
This illustrates that Jesus will not force his way into our lives and only will come in when invited. In other words, he is faithful in presenting himself as the solution to our problems, but will not interfere unless we ask him to.
There are a couple of circumstances in which Jesus would be at our life’s door, wanting to come in.
First, he wants to come in and be our savior; meaning he wants to come in and forgive us for our sins, give us peace of mind and to give us eternal life. He wants to come into our lives to start a relationship with us.
Another reason is that there may be an area of your life that you have made off-limits to the Lord. Jesus desires to be Lord of every area of our lives. When we choose to keep control in that area, we struggle.
Revelation 3:20 illustrates Christ’s desire to come into our lives when he says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.....” The big question is, are you listening?

 

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