Someone Is Knocking
By: Tom Norvell

Vol. 14 No. 39 | September 26, 2011

As I went about the business of the day I thought I heard someone knocking on the door of my heart so I paused to listen. I listened for a moment but the knocking was not loud enough to drown out the other activities I had planned for the day. So, I went on about the business of my day.

There was much to do. Before I could leave the house there were dishes to wash, children to feed, beds to be made, and laundry to be washed. I heard the knocking again, but knew if I responded I would be late.

As I walked from my car to the office I thought I heard the knocking again, so I stopped and looked around. I did not see anyone so I walked on. Once in the office I heard my phone ring so I answered. I saw that I had several emails, so I answered. The text message dinged so I answered it too. Someone knocked on my door so I opened it. When they left I thought I heard another knock, but I saw I had more emails, so I did not answer.

During the lunch hour I had errands to run. The bank. The cleaners. The grocery store. The office supply store. The gas station. As I drove from place to place I heard the knock again, but I wanted to hear the song on the radio so I did not respond.

Once back in the office I had to prepare for a meeting and get some work done on the next project. Plus, I had to try to get some things done before I leave on the business trip next week. Just when I thought I would have time to check to see where the knocking was coming from two co-workers came in to chat for a while.

The workday is over so maybe I can finally respond to the knocking. But, before that I have to pick up the kids and get them to a soccer game. Somewhere along the way we have to eat dinner. Then, once we get home we have to get the kids bathed and finish the homework.

Ah. It is quiet. I hear the knocking again. As I go to see who it is I hear my favorite television show about to begin. It is the season premier. I have been waiting for this for three months. Finally! We will know if the main character has survived the explosion.

Okay. The program is over. Time to check the knocking. First, I need to check the news. I heard there was an accident on the freeway and I better check to see what the weather is going to be tomorrow. Oh, and I wanted to watch interview on Letterman.

There is the knocking again. Who could that be? I have been hearing it all day, and have tried to respond. Whoever it is very persistent. Almost annoying! Wow! It has been a full day. I am really tired.

As I drift off to sleep I hear the knocking again. Oh, well. Maybe I will check on that tomorrow.

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. (Revelation 3:20, NIV 1984)

Copyright 2011 Tom Norvell. All rights reserved.