God’s Grace

A story is told of a poor lady who could not pay all her bills. Hearing of this woman’s distress, a kind-hearted gentleman came to her home intending to give help. After knocking at the door for some time and receiving no answer, he concluded that she was not at home and he went away.

Meeting this woman later that week he told her that he had stopped by her home to see her. “Oh,” she replied, “was that you? I am sorry. I thought it was the landlord who had come for the rent, and I was afraid to answer the door as I do not have the money I owe him.”

Just as this poor lady failed to open her door to the one wanting to help her, so thousands are treating God today. They think that when He knocks at the door of their hearts He has come to demand something from them, but what a mistake!

He comes to give, not to claim the debt you owe. He comes to deliver you from your distress and to grant you an eternal inheritance in heaven. “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45 NKJV).

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock” (Revelation 3:20).

Will you open the door of your heart to the One who wants to help you with your every need? He is knocking right now, but for how long will He stand and wait? We can tell you how.