At Christmas we talk a lot about the manger and what happened there, and so we should. But let’s not forget the why. Why did Jesus come from Heaven to earth?
It was so that you could have a relationship with Him and He could take residence in your heart. In Revelation 3:20 Jesus said, “I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in” (Revelation 3:20 NKJV).
If someone knocks at the door of your house and they can’t see in, then you might peek through a side window and think, “I won’t answer it. I don’t want to talk to them.” And eventually they’ll go away.
But if it’s a glass door and you make eye contact with each other, it’s kind of awkward. If you don’t answer the door, they’ll know that it’s a deliberate decision on your part.
That is the picture of Jesus knocking at the door of your heart and life. He sees you, and you see Him. So by not opening the door and asking Him in, you’re basically leaving it closed in His face.
You’re saying, “Go away. I don’t want what you’re selling. I’m not interested in what you have to say. Don’t bother me.” And to not say yes is to say no.
Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me” (Matthew 12:30). Is Christ living inside of you? If you don’t know it, if you’re not certain of it, then maybe He isn’t there. As the Christmas hymn “Joy to the World” says, “Let every heart prepare Him room.”
Will you prepare room for Jesus right now? Will you ask Him to come into your life? He’ll forgive you of your sin and take residence in your heart. He’ll give you the meaning and purpose in life that you’ve been looking for.