"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me" (ESV, Revelation 3:20).
Jesus wants to know us. Jesus wants us to know Him. This simple truth is revolutionary.
Eating a meal together is what friends do. It speaks of intimacy. In short, Jesus longs that we open the door to Him, to allow for relational closeness with Him.
But, as His knocking at the door indicates, relational closeness isn't forced. We open the door. His will in the matter is certain, stated, and immoveable, but we must open the door to Jesus.
Amazingly, my wicked little heart often shields itself from the full light of relationship with Christ. I act like I can keep myself unknown to Him. It is far greater to sit before Him in fellowship, to break bread with Him.
To partake of the community and closeness made possible by His blood is wisdom. When I do, He meets me. He encourages me. He corrects me. He directs me. In short, He leaves a wonderful imprint on my soul.
Relational closeness with Jesus changes everything about me for the better. Oh, how I long to open wide the door to Jesus with more frequency than ever before!