There is a New Year ahead with all kinds of new opportunities, challenge and trials looming on our horizons. In the last post we looked at the amazing hope that Jesus still comes to our doors, no matter how cold our hearts have grown.
Greeting Him at the door must be our choice and He waits for our kiss of greeting, our washing of His feet with repentance and our praise to anoint His head with oil.
The first half of the promise is that Jesus will come in, but let’s not forget that second half is His invitation to sit with Him at the table. Just like at the Last Supper He has prepared our plate. He has given us His body as our bread and His blood as our drink. His life offers us food that will never leave us hungry and drink that will quench the deepest thirst. But what have we to offer Him? Remember that this is not dinner for one!
On the table before Him will we offer Him our will? When we put the needs and hurts of others ahead of ours we are preparing a banquet for our Lord. When our lips genuinely praise Him in the middle of our problems and weaknesses we are trusting our spirit into His hands as He trusted His into the Father’s on the cross. No we could never set before Jesus anything so fine and perfect as He has given us. But that is not what He requires. He knew what kind of house we lived in and what was in our cupboards even before He knocked. Jesus chose to come to us to share in what we had to give Him and He still eagerly chooses to eat with sinners. What a hope we have. What a meek and mighty Savior we serve!