"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."
~ Revelation 3: 20
Today the whole idea of gathering to eat has changed. With the convenience of the fast food drive thru, application ordering from the phone, and already prepared meals, the intimacy of family recipes and cooking from scratch are "old fashioned."
I loved walking into my great grandmother DeAtley's kitchen, especially when one of her warm chocolate pies, with the tallest, lightly browned, and firm meringue had just exited the oven.
Many of life's problems just disappeared, and any bad day simply succumbed to a piece of her simple, but wonderfully crafted, sweet offering.
Even now as I remember her smile, especially when she would watch, as any person who tried one of her pies seem to fall under her magical spell (Note, no witchcraft was used, only unconditional love and the knowledge that everything she did, she did with a prayer as well).
Jesus, who not only has every kind of blessing just waiting for us, actually is just waiting on us to open the doors of our lives to his presence.
We don't even have to do anything. Just answer the door!
It's like having a visit from my great grandmother with her bringing everything!
Well, perhaps that image is a bit stretching it, but we ALL have images in our minds that are reflective of love, unconditional presence, and peace.
All are things that we need.
Have you answered the door lately? Heard a knock or two? Open the door!
You are loved! Knock, knock... guess who is there!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear Lord, thank You for reminding me just how much You love me each day! Amen!
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.