THE DOOR WITHOUT A HANDLEA famous painter painted a beautiful picture of Jesus knocking at a closed door. He showed it to his friends. They pointed out a defect in the painting. The door in the picture had no visible handle or latch to open it. The painter said, " The door has no handle outside. It can be opened only from the inside. It represents our heart." It was a portrayal of the verse 3:20 from the Book of Revelation, "Listen! I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come to his house and eat with him, and he will eat with me."
This message teaches us that Jesus is knocking at the door of our heart, awaiting our invitation to enter and be with us. It is said that though God is omnipotent and omnipresent, the human mind is a special place where He enters only with our consent. He has granted us the freedom to frame our attitude to Him.
By Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India.
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