The Handle is on the Inside February 25, 2016

In St. Paul’s Cathedral in London England, there hangs a famous painting, entitled “The Light of the World.” It depicts Christ standing outside a closed door, a door all overgrown with weeds, and patiently seeking admission. When the painting was first hung, the critics came to review it. One of them said to the artist, Holman Hunt, “Mr. Hunt, you have painted a magnificent picture, but you have made a terrible mistake. You have painted no handle on the door.” The artist replied, “That is no mistake friend. The handle is on the inside.” Mr. Hunt was not only a brilliant artist, but he also knew his Bible. The only handle to the door of our lives is on the inside. God never forces Himself into anyone’s life. On one occasion, when He was on earth, Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.” Remember please, that only you and I can open our hearts and lives to Christ.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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