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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS


Knock knock.

Who’s there?

It's opportunity knocking.  




Left ventricles. Right ventricles. Aortas. Pumps and arteries. Our hearts are miraculous little machines. Pumping and beating. Bringing blood in; pushing it out. Red blood. Blue blood. Filled with life-bringing oxygen; sending empty blood on to be replenished.

With all its many parts, it’s hard to remember that our heart also has another important piece in its amazing construction—a tiny door. The most important part of our heart machine is that doorthe door where Jesus stands knocking.

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 that person, and they with me. (Revelation 3:20)

That little door on our heart provides a way to give us new life now and eternal life forever. Jesus stands and knocks. Let’s open the door. We only have one opportunity in our earthly life to do so.

Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Lub-dub. That’s not just the sound of your heart beating. It’s the sound of Jesus knocking.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for seeking us out and making it easy to find us. Please attune our ears to your knocking at our heart's door. Amen.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? Do you have a horrible knock-knock joke to share?

Today's post is part of the Christian Writers' Blog Chain. Our theme for February is "opportunity." Please click on the links at the right to see what my friends have to say about our theme.

10 comments:

chris said...

OK, you asked for it...

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Ya.
Ya who?
Wow. You sure are excited to see me!

let me try again...

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Ya.
Ya who?
Aren't you going Yahweh?

hee hee...

From Carols Quill said...

@ Chris - chuckle! I knew I could count on you to share! Thank ya!

Pam B. said...

This is the only one that comes to my mind:

Knock, knock.

Who's there?

Cantaloupe?

Cantaloupe, who?

Can't elope, tonight, Dad's got the car.

Deborah K. Anderson said...

I love this, Carol. Jesus truly is the life force flowing pumping through our veins, isn't He? :-)

Okay, I have to chime in with the others.

Knock. Knock.

Who's there?

Olive.

Olive who?

Ah-luv-you.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Pam and Deborah - ROFL! I am loving these jokes! Why didn't I think to ask for jokes before? LOL ROFL! Thanks so much for sharing.

lynnmosher said...

Oh, what a great post, Carol! Short and sweet and to the point.

We all know the old orange knock knock but here's the response to Jesus knocking...

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Orange.
Orange who?
Orange you going to let me in?

Jack Brown said...

good one Carol
Knock Knock
who's there
Wendy
Wendy who?
Wendy red,red Robin comes bob, bob ,bobbing along.

Knock Knock
who's there
Sam and Janet
Sam and Janet who?
Sam and Janet evening, you may see a stranger.

Knock Knock
who's there
Phyllis Glassup
Phyllis Glassup who?
Phyllis Glassup I'm thirsty.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Lynn - how perfect and appropriate! I'm loving it.

@ Jack - I'm now singing Wendy...thanks for the laughs.

Terrie Thorpe said...

I am bummed I missed the "knock Knock " party. Loved your post Carol, always spot on! Peace and Blessings!!!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Terrie - it's never too late for another knock knock joke.

Knock knock.
who's there.
Terrie
Terrie who?
Terrie here a while and join the knock knock party.

I made that up just for you...