“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." - Matthew 7:7 NIV
We encounter doors every day, and we open and close them without thinking. They only serve one purpose, to keep things out, weather, pets, people, but that same door allows access. Under normal circumstances, the person on the inside controls who (or what) comes in. When someone knocks at our door, we may be selective on who we allow to enter. We may keep out the door-to-door salesperson and welcome a friend.
When it comes to the doorway to salvation, we have the choice of knocking on the door; that part always remains up to us. But unlike us, Jesus will always open the door. The only condition is to have a humble and repentant heart and accept Christ as our savior.
Jesus, thank you for opening the door when we knock. Thank you for your inclusivity. You don't care who we are or what we've done; all we need is to come with a broken and contrite spirit. Instead, you stand ready at the door, waiting to welcome and forgive us. Help us this day carry your message of hope and love to others. Amen.