We’re busy watching our favorite movie, or cleaning, or whatever, and
– the door bell rings.
Who is it now? We ask on our way to the door.
What happens next, though, may be a good indication of whether we’re earthly-minded or heavenly-minded.
Whether it’s another annoying door-to-door salesman or someone trying to “convert” us, how should we respond?
That depends upon the goal we have in mind when we answer their knock.
If we just want to get rid of them, we say, “No thanks,” avoid giving a reason for our disinterest (an arguing point for them, I’ve learned), and quickly close the door.
On the other hand, if the goal we have is to make the name of Jesus known, the scene plays out very differently.
What if it’s not an interruption…but a Divine Appointment?
What if Jesus sent them to your door because He knew you would be His ambassador and treat His “guest” well?
It’s been my experience that about 60% of the folks who come to the door are hungry for Jesus! Many of them end up chatting about God over a glass of water – and forgot their original intent when they knocked on the door!
Today was one such day. Please pray for Anthony. Jesus sent him from Indiana to my door in California simply so I could tell him about the Lord who loved this young man so much that He took all the punishment due him. We will meet in heaven, of that I have no doubt!
…now about those annoying phone calls…!
(After all, they called us – we didn’t call them. ;))
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us.
We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:20