Wayne Weekly “Knock-Knock…Who’s Home?”
Written by Teddy on November 16, 2015
If anyone approaches my home’s front door, greeting them will be a few colorful items. The first is attached to our mailbox affixed to the house next to the door. That brightly painted wooden plaque says “Give Thanks”. The second item is a cast iron door knocker that has slots to accommodate interchangeable toppers. I sometimes hunt for deals on these toppers and purchase one for Evie as a birthday or Christmas gift.
A number of years ago Evie and I while enjoying a day in Old Forge, NY came across these door knockers in a fantastic old style hardware store, the kind that had so much inventory that you knew that probably no one really knew what was there. It’s the kind of hardware store that you smell oil on the well-worn wooden planked floor. The knocker sets were relatively inexpensive, generally under ten-dollars. These door knocker ornaments each have a theme for a season or holiday. Long since discontinued, these knockers have become a collector’s item. The toppers sell anywhere from $35-$200 now.
People don’t come to your door like they once did. Unless you have a delivery, newspaper carrier collecting, or a religious cult at your door, you normally don’t have visitors come without an invitation. Nevertheless, my wife likes to decorate our doorknocker with these toppers. I will have to tell you that our storm door is almost always locked, people use the doorbell. But you clearly see the curio through the glass.
I wonder if we keep our heart’s outer-door locked at times. When the Lord comes to knock on the door of our life for a visit…he can’t easily get through the outer barrier. We see Him through the glass standing there, but our doorknockers can’t sound as they should. The outer-door of activities or other “stuff” keep the fellowship of the Lord away. Perhaps we put on the look of hospitality with our colorful toppers, but the knocker is unreachable, and no knock can sound.
Let’s check ourselves to make sure that the Lord even has access to the doorknocker, after that, we’ll hear the knock-knock and the next step is simply to welcome Him in.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20 (written to the professing church)