We all have questions we want to be answered or requests that we want to be made known. A college student asks a professor about a grade on an exam, an employee asks their boss for a raise, and so on. We look to those people for answers, and sometimes they are not always available due to other meetings and obligations.
Some professors or employers have a policy that if the door is open, they are available. However, there are some that require an employee or student to email them to schedule an appointment. The policy becomes frustrating to us when we just a have a small question that can be answered in just under a minute. We don’t want to go through those steps for those little answers, but we respect the policies they outlined as we always should.
The ideas that we get from our work and school environment can adapt itself into our spiritual mindsets. We have needs that we want to lift up. We have questions that we want to be answered. We then think that we have to knock on Jesus’s door to see if he’s there or shoot through hoops to get five minutes of his time. However, his meeting policy is different.
Jesus is a king that doesn’t require any qualifications for a request to be made before his throne. We don’t have to schedule an appointment through his secretary, buy VIP tickets to see him perform miracles, or put our name on a waiting list for him to supply our need. We can just talk to him like we talk to our best friend.
In the gospel of John, Jesus spoke this message, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” Jesus didn’t say that particular people who have it all together, preach revivals around the world, or play in the worship team are the only one’s who could enter. He says that any man can come into his office and it doesn’t matter who they are or what they carry. He is the door, and his policy outlines that it is always open.