Quiet solitude has become unnatural. We isolate from one another with the latest gadgets that distract us with the sights and sounds of the world.
We do not like silence, or being disconnected, but we find intimacy even more difficult.
The silence that carries God’s voice has become unfamiliar and uncomfortable. We have learned to live in noise and chaos and have lost the deep sense of peace that comes from quiet fellowship.
“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.” Revelation 3:20
He taps on our doors and waits. His knock is not a startling bang.
There is no urgency, only a gentle knock. Will we hear Him? And if we do, will we answer?
We must listen for it.
In the midst of all activity, we listen for the tap, the sound of an expected guest.
He expects us to expect Him. If we are distracted by the cares and noise of the day, we will not tune our ears for his gentle tap and voice.
He is calling us through the door.
What is our door?
Is it business?
Is it pleasure?
Is it sorrow?
Is it the noise of the world?
Is it our daily worries?
What deafens us?
When we hear, do we answer?
The opening of the door will change things for us. We must now let go of our cares and spend time in fellowship with Him.
He will not open the door; we must do that, but once He enters, He is Lord and will demand our full attention.
We will eat together. There will be no time or place for the noise of the world.
Today do not close your ears to the gentle tap and quiet voice at the door. He comes not with fanfare to overwhelm us, but with a desire to rest in our company… and have us rest in His.