Daily Office Readings for Tuesday of the 3rd Week in Advent Year 2
“Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me. To the one who conquers I will give a place with me on my throne, just as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.” (Revelation 3: 20 – 22)
This is a known idea in the Christian world, that of our Lord Jesus knocking on our door. There are many paintings of it. It is a reminder that it is our Lord Jesus who is seeking us well before we even thought about trying to find him. Many people will say after they think that they have turned their lives around for the better that they “found Jesus.” It would be more correct to say that they let our Lord Jesus come into their lives.
No human salesperson knocks on your door, or calls you on the phone, or advertizes on your computer for your complete happiness. They want your money. They are in it for themselves. Our Lord Jesus is truly looking for you for your benefit. He will never abandon you when life challenges you. He may not make whatever is happening to you go away but he will stay with you through it. And it may be that whatever hell you go through will end this life, our Lord Jesus will be with you on the other side.
This is what it means to conquer. And “To the one who conquers I will give a place with me on my throne, just as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.”
Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to and through the saints of God and then ponder anew what the Almighty can do. John