“Behold, I stand at the door and knock”

“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

Besides the Cross, I think this is the next beautiful picture of God’s love for us. A picture found in Revelation 3:20 which speaks of how Jesus stands outside the door and knocks — waiting for us to open our heart’s door to Him. Imagine this: the almighty Creator of the universe, of life, of you and me, standing patiently outside the door when He could have easily bashed His way through. But He choose not to. Instead He chose to give us the choice and free will to accept Him. For what is love if it is coerced? I am constantly amazed for I have a God who waits…how can I not love Him? Indeed, what heights of love and depths of peace made Him do this for me?

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied –
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine –
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

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~ by irwin on June 9, 2010.

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