I was watching the last episode of “The Bible” which has been on the TV in the run
up to Christmas. One scene in particular made me think. It was after the Crucifixion
and resurrection of Jesus. The disciples where spreading the word of Jesus far and
wide, a lot of people where being converted to Christianity, however the disciples
and followers where being persecuted for their beliefs and hunted and beaten or killed
by Saul before his conversion on the road to Damascus, as well as the Sanhedrin council.
Peter was in a room with Jesus talking and listening when he was confronted by Roman
soldiers at his door telling him that Centurion Cornelius wanted him. Peter was hesitant
fearing the worst; Jesus stood behind him and said to Peter:
“Answer it and remember the door is open to everyone” This gave Peter the courage
to open the door and go with the soldiers.
Sound familiar? Have you ever been alone in a room worrying about something? Thinking
that there is no answer, no help.
Just remember; Jesus is in the room, to help and guide us if we allow him to, no
matter what we face or however difficult the question or task:
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will
be opened to you.8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to
the one who knocks, the door will be opened.