The title question was posed online and received, as you can imagine, a variety of answers. They ran the gamut from “twice, softly” to “knock once…if nobody answers then knock twice… and it keeps ascending until I lose my patience!” However, the one voted by readers as “Best Answer” was “I kick the door until someone answers!”
My mind immediately went to Scripture where we read of several door knockers. We have the man who came and knocked at midnight, insistently banging until he rousted the householder and “the children” out of bed to receive bread for his guest. We have Peter, knocking anxiously at the door after having been rescued from prison, only to have the young lady who came to check return to the prayer meeting, leaving him standing outside!
But most of all, I can’t help but think of Jesus. He tells us, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Rev. 3:20) This is not the exclusive domain of the sinner. I, for one, believe that He continues to knock on the heart-doors of all his children.
I don’t know how long he knocks, or how many times… but when He does, I want to be quick to answer. He probably won’t “kick the door until you answer.” Excuse me… I gotta get the door…
Please pray for little Samuel today. He spent the day yesterday and last night in ICU due to low blood sugar. Please pray that it gets to normal level today so he can get out of there and back to his Mommy and Daddy!
Do you read to your child: regularly, often, or not at all? Some say that your answer to that question may have more to do with predicting your kid’s academic success than anything else. When it comes to scholastic achievement, we often look to the quality of teachers and improving schools in hopes of raising America’s academic standing in the world. However, recent studies show that parental involvement is the greatest determinant of kids’ success in school. Reading to young children has been shown to give kids a significant performance advantage. Some even say that parents who simply ask kids about their school day, have as much impact as hours of private tutoring (and hey, it’s a lot cheaper, too). While we all knew that reading to kids is important, it’s incredible to realize just how important it actually is. What is your favorite children’s book?