Day 20 – My Jesus Journal – A Knock of Love

Love is a beautiful thing. It is always heartwarming to see weddings , proposals and any other act of undying love . It is why so many books on love are quickly bought and why many people long for someone who they can affectionately call a lover . In Songs of Solomon , the bridegroom visits his beloved for an opportunity to be with her .

I was asleep, but my heart was awake. A voice [in my dream]! My beloved was knocking: ‘Open to me, my sister, my darling, My dove, my perfect one! For my head is drenched with the [heavy night] dew; My hair [is covered] with the dampness of the night.’”
‭‭Song of Solomon‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭AMP‬‬

The conclusion of this encounter was that she opened her door later and the lover had withdrawn himself . Jesus Christ our bridegroom can be likened to that lover who is knocking on the door of our heart but if we do not make haste to accept or answer , we may miss an encounter with him .

“Behold, I stand at the door [of the church] and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him), and he with Me.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Jesus Christ is waiting for you to open the door of your heart and to accept him as your guest . This is a life changing visit which I think can be summed up in this sonnet I wrote :

The night was cold and the sky was dark

In His Heart , A fire of love did spark

He looked around the hazy sky

To see a once straight door awry

He briskly came to knock and seek

On a tender heart so young and meek

He longed to speak to this long lost friend

And give a love that had no end

His blood stained hands on the door did dwell

For a moment as He thought of Hell

He hoped His love as strong as death

Would be welcomed with a relief of breath

An unanswered door would simply mean

A waste of an opportunity to be redeeemed

⁃ Melissa Halliman ( September 2020)

Have you opened your door to let Jesus in? He is about to give you his unwavering love .

Be blessed !

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