Bible insights from your friends at La Jolla Lutheran Church
If you're at the right door, keep knocking
Some people are at the wrong door. They're lucky the door is closed. It's best if they don't knock.
Sometimes people knock anyway. Sometimes people knock on the door of anger. Or the door of jealousy. Or the door of envy. It would be better for them if they just walked away instead.
Jesus says if you knock, the door will open. So you better be sure you're at a door that you want to open.
Knocking on the door of resentment won't help you.
Knocking on the door of disappointment won't be to your advantage. Knocking on the door of despair is a bad idea.
Instead, knock on doors that will be good when they open.
You may not feel very joyful in the moment, but you can knock on the door to joy.
You may not feel very inventive, but you can knock on creativity's door.
You may not feel very close to God, but you can knock on God's door.
Choose doors that will be good for you and get some practice knocking.
God, thank you for Jesus' encouragement to knock on doors that are closed to us. Help us to choose wisely and to knock on doors that will be beneficial when they open. Thank you. Amen.