One weekend in May I was in Oxford. Located In the old town are the numerous university collages many of which have associated churches or chapels.
On this occasion we went into the chapel of Keble College. On the wall was a painting by the well known artist Holman Hunt.The painting was very dark in appearance, and was lit by a spot lamp.
The painting showed a gate or door,covered in ivy and trailing plants.The door was stout and wooden, firmly locked, and had a porch light to allow the owner to see who was knocking. Also in the picture is a king like character, dressed in white robes, who was knocking at the door.
He could not enter on his own as there was no handle on the outside. It can only be opened from within.
This painting was an illustration of a verse in the Bible said by Jesus.” Behold I stand at door and knock,if any person will open the door I will come in”.
Jesus says the same thing to you and me, he wants to enter the heart and lives of all people. Like the king in the picture He can only do that if we are willing and invite him in. He does not want to go where he is not wanted.
WILL YOU ALLOW HIM INTO YOUR HEART AND LIFE TODAY BY TRUSTING HIM FOR SALVATION.
AFTER ALL HE DIED FOR EACH OF US AS INDIVIDUALS.