They were short-handed that night, so my boss ask me to check IDs at the club where I was running the sound. It was in that capacity that I refused to let a man in without an ID who later turned out to be the owner of the club. He got over it, but at first he was pretty upset.Two of the saddest verses in the New Testament say this:
He (Jesus) was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to
that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
Imagine Frank Lloyd Wright being turned away from a house that he had designed and built. I’m trying to imagine how much patience it took for Jesus to put up with being turned away by people who had no idea He had designed and built all of reality. But it was those people who missed out. Big time.
“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…” (John 1:12)
The only thing that matters about this now is whether you can identify Jesus and let Him in.
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)