Reserved Seating

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.

Revelation 3:20

As I read the words of the apostle I thought to myself, what an interesting figurative picture. Imagine hosting a dinner where the guest in attendance is the Almighty One! Doesn’t seem fitting for a God who is the King of kings and Lord of lords. And yet, this is the message He relays to the lukewarm church of Laodicea. If they were to repent from their self-sufficient frame of mind, He would come in and sup with them. 

Across generations and cultures, food and dining is an intimate setting we share with those we love. Seldom, if ever, do we open our doors to complete strangers and fellowship with them. It is a time and space where we can be completely ourselves, sleeves rolled up, elbows on table, etc. Did I say elbows on table? Guilty as charged. A casual and comfortable setting if you ask me. Nonetheless, this is the place God desires to commune with us. It is very possible to abide in Christ in our everyday, mundane activities. Though beautiful, our Sunday best is not a requirement to experience the presence and the voice of God. In the SIMPLE and INTIMATE setting of our lives we can see and find Him. 

It is also important to note that food and dining is a daily and essential part of our livelihood. The church of Laodicea believed itself to be rich and to lack nothing, when in the sight of God they were poor, blind and naked. When we sup with Him we’re telling God that He alone is our DAILY  bread, our DAILY sustenance because only in Him we live, we move and have our being. 

Revelations 3:20 says that He stands at the door and knocks. You mean to tell me that the King Himself has come to visit me? What about His messenger? You see, that’s the beauty and power of it all. He, the Almighty God came to us when we were unloved and unwanted. Not only that, but God is not forceful nor does He barge into our lives. With a loving, gentle and small voice He calls out to us. If we hear and open the door, the. He will come in. How patient is God toward us!

Let us welcome and make room for the King of Glory in our everyday lives so that He may be our constant and unending source of joy, peace and righteousness. These are the true riches we have in Christ! If we allow Jesus to sit on the throne of our hearts daily, He promises to seat us in royal and heavenly places. There’s a spot for you, when you reserve a seat for Him at the head of your table. 

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Revelation 3:21

Best regards, Crystal Robinson

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