IS THAT JESUS KNOCKING?

A friend put this piece on Facebook and I thought I would share it with everyone. It comes from the book, “Storms of Life”, an easy-reading commentary on the Meaning of Life, written by Don Givens, PhD. and a Foreword by country music star Randy Travis. Here is what it said:

“A nurse on the pediatric ward, before listening to the little ones’ chests, would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own heart. Their eyes would always light up with awe, but she never got a response equal to four-year old David’s comment. Gently she tucked the stethoscope into his ears and placed the disk over his heart. ‘Listen’, she said…’What do you suppose that is?’ He drew his eyebrows together in a puzzled line and looked up as if lost in the mystery of the strange tap – tap – tapping deep in his chest. Then his face broke out in a wondrous grin and he asked, ‘IS THAT JESUS KNOCKING?’”

When I read that I instantly thought of the verse in the Book of Revelation: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20 (King James Version)

What “door” is this verse talking about? It’s talking about the heart, but not your heart of flesh. It’s talking about your soul and spirit, the real you. It’s the person who lives inside your physical body.

Lost person, according to the Bible, your spirit is dead without Christ. Christ wants to come into your life and quicken your spirit—make it alive! He is Light and He wants to light up your life. He is Love and He wants you to know how much He loves you. He can’t do any of that if you don’t allow Him to. Therefore, it is your decision, no one else’s. So, when you feel the Lord Jesus tugging at your heart, He’s knocking at your “door.” Want you let Him in?

I’ll close with these two songs. The first one I learned when I was a little child. It goes like this:

Into my heart, into my heart,
Come into my heart Lord Jesus
Come in today; come in to stay.
Come into my heart Lord Jesus.

This next one was in our church hymnal.

LET JESUS COME INTO YOUR HEART

1. If you are tired of the load of your sin,
Let Jesus come into your heart;
If you desire a new life to begin,
Let Jesus come into your heart.

2. If it’s for purity now that you sigh,
Let Jesus come into your heart;
Fountains for cleansing are flowing nearby,
Let Jesus come into your heart.

3. If there’s a tempest your voice cannot still,
Let Jesus come into your heart;
If there’s a void this world never can fill,
Let Jesus come into your heart.

4. If you would join the glad songs of the blest,
Let Jesus come into your heart;
If you would enter the mansions of rest,
Let Jesus come into your heart.

Chorus:
Just now, your doubtings give o’er;
Just now, reject Him no more;
Just now, throw open the door;
Let Jesus come into your heart.

Lyrics: Leila Naylor Morris
Music: Leila Naylor Morris
Tune: McCONNELSVILLE

Here is the story behind that song:

Let Jesus Come Into Your Heart

Words and Music by Lelia N. Morris, 1862–1929

In 1898, Mrs. Lelia Morris was at a camp meeting in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland. A woman of culture and refinement responded to the altar call invitation. Mrs. Morris joined her there and with an arm around her shoulder whispered, “Just now your doubtings give o’er.” The song leader of the camp meeting joined the duo and added another phrase, “Just now reject Him no more.” Then the evangelist earnestly importuned, “Just now throw open the door.” Mrs. Morris made the last appeal, “Let Jesus come into your heart.” Shortly thereafter Mrs. Morris completed the thought and added the music before the camp meetings closed.

Referenced from: http://www.scriptureandmusic.com/Music/Text_Files/Let_Jesus_Come_Into_Your_Heart.html

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