Dvonne Henderson, Weekend Lay Director
1 Corinthians 15:57
How does Jesus touch me? How does this happen? Only when I hear Jesus knocking on the door of my heart and I open the door can he reach in and touch me, and with that touch, He changes everything. In Revelations 3:20 he tells us to open the door and let Him in. NIV-"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with me."
My prayer for this weekend is for the pilgrims to hear Jesus knocking on the closed doors in their hearts and know that MDST 182 is a safe place to open those doors and let Jesus in. His touch can change everything, but we have to open the door to Him. Everyone who comes to MD-ST 182 should have already opened that first entry door of their heart to Jesus and received Him as their Lord and Savior.
However, we all have many other rooms in our hearts that we keep the doors closed. Not just closed, but also locked up tight with a dead bolt and some doors barricaded. Think about that little hall closet that is just stuffed full of regret, and the kitchen where you hide shame, and how about the basement where you hide fear and sorrow. Which door is Jesus knocking on? He knows the one you are ready to open and face.
He does not want you to clean it out; He wants to clean it out for you, to make you clean on the inside. For you to know, how much you are loved. This Emmaus walk like many others in the past is all about love and acceptance, God's grace will be everywhere just as He is everywhere. When you are ready to open that door, Jesus will enter and get right to work. You just have to tell Him what you have hidden. He will touch you and wonderfully, everything changes.
Your Sister In Christ, Dvonne Henderson