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From What?

From the good conversation around the last post, I think many of you are way ahead of me. But let’s stay with the question, “Saved from what?”

Let’s think together about what we hear when, “The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation…” says “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)

The classical joke sets up a question, surprise, and a smile.

So what question, surprise, and smile come into view with a retelling of the original? Can we hear anyone inside saying, “From what? Go away…  Leave us alone… We don’t need any.”? (Revelation 3:14-21) Can we imagine a room full of people who have everything but a hope, a trust, and a “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control”— to die for?

 


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