Hello? Hello! HELLO!! HELLO!!!
I have resisted writing a series of posts about, for, and as the door keeper at the House of God.
I say I “resisted”.
Well, I have. Not that you noticed, but I have.
I think of Walter de la Mare’s poem, The Listeners. (I definitely recommend my reader(s) check it out. Here is the link.)
There is a sense in which this whole blog is an exercise in knocking on that door, prophetically, on God’s behalf. Is God in there? This is HIS House … No???
Yes. The House of God belongs to God, the Master of the House. He places a servant there to keep alert for the Master’s Return. He instructs the servant to “Keep Alert!” After all, the servant does not know the day nor the hour when the Master will Come Again (Mark 13:32-37).
In that sense, this whole blog has been a test of the theological Emergency Broadcast System. It’s only a test! If it had been the REAL knock, the servant at the door would be judged by now. (Let the reader understand…(Mark 13:14))
Jesus is the Carpenter (Mark 6:3). He builds The Carpenter’s Church (Eph. 2:19-22). He comes there to live, to worship, to party with us (Luke 14:7-24; 15:2, 6-7, 9-10, 22-24, 32).
May the door keeper be found worthy!
“Behold!” says Jesus, “I stand at the door and knock. If you open up, I will come in and party with you” (Rev. 3:20).
Perhaps the door keeper didn’t hear the knock? Perhaps the door keeper fell asleep?? Perhaps the door keeper didn’t recognize Jesus when he came???
“When you [welcomed the Stranger] did it to the least of these brothers, you [welcomed Me] did it to Me” (Matt. 25:35-40).
Somebody, please, wake up the door keeper in there! This job he does (or not) is VERY IMPORTANT.