Intrusion (Revelation 3:20)

Several years ago, the front door of our laboratory was unlocked during business hours. Any patient or vendor could walk through unannounced and enter. I put an end to this  after an unfortunate incident.


A woman in a neatly tailored suit entered our office and presented her business card. She asked to speak to the person in charge of making purchasing decisions. My staff wisely and correctly informed her that I was busy and she could leave her brochures and contact information with them. Undaunted, she leaned over and spied my office door. Without hesitating, she whisked past my staff and entered my office, surprising me.


“Hi! Who is your current internet provider?”


I immediately shot back. “This is a private property. There is a sign on the door that prohibits solicitations. You did not listen to my staff and trespassed. If you don’t leave right now, I will call the police.”


Backing down, she was unapologetic and said, “If you want to change your provider, call me. I’ll leave the information on your table.”




The next day, I called a company that specializes in magnetic door locks, similar to the types seen in banks and high security facilities. Within a week, the lock was installed and uninvited guests would never again intrude into my business.


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 (ESV)


Unlike the audacious advances of the salesperson, Jesus Christ does not intrude or barge into our lives. He stands at the door of our heart and politely knocks. He will only enter if we allow Him in. Why does He want to enter? He wants us to share the very best that God has to offer all of us. Because of His sacrifice on the Cross, He is able to give us the gift of salvation if we confess and repent of our sins and place our trust in Him as our Lord and Savior.


Intrusions are never welcome.


Jesus gently knocks on the door of our hearts.


Won’t you let Him in?


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.