الخميس، يونيو 08، 2006

The Kind Visitor

My eyes open suddenly and I sit up with a jolt.
What was that noise??
Was I sleeping?
How long have I been sleeping?

It’s getting dark around me and I’m a little disorientated.
In the growing darkness I see the mess that surrounds me.

Then I hear the noise again…someone’s at the door!

I look around again, and I’m struck by the state of my place! How did I let it get this messy? I can’t open the door and let someone see this mess!

The knock comes again.

Persistent!

And familiar.

Familiar!! How I long for the familiar in my loneliness. How nice it would be to have the company.

But no, no! It’s embarrassing to open the door to this dark messy place.Maybe later…after I’ve cleaned and tidied up. Maybe then I can have company. Besides, I really have nothing special to offer my guest.

As if hearing my innermost thoughts, a voice comes from outside my door…reassuring and encouraging.

“It’s OK! I can help you clean up…it’s what I do! Then we can celebrate together. You don’t have to offer me anything except what you have…it’s more than enough for me.”

Reluctantly I open the door…it was the best decision I ever made!

20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revalations 3:20)
هَئَنَذَا وَاقِفٌ عَلَى \لْبَابِ وَأَقْرَعُ. إِنْ سَمِعَ أَحَدٌ صَوْتِي وَفَتَحَ \لْبَابَ، أَدْخُلُ إِلَيْهِ وَأَتَعَشَّى مَعَهُ وَهُوَ مَعِي


Sometimes we hesitate to let God into our hearts because we think we’re not good enough.
It’s silly really! We’re not embarrassed to go to the doctor when we’re sick.

Sometimes it’s difficult to understand how God…perfect as He is…is happy to accept what little we have to offer Him…when we, with all our imperfections find it hard to accept each other!

10 Comments:

Blogger VIVA said...

This is so true.
You made an excellent comparison.

يونيو 09, 2006  
Blogger Amillennialist said...

Beautiful poetry!

One thing many Christians don't realize on that passage from Revelation--Jesus is speaking to Christians, not unbelievers.

Thanks for letting me drop by,

Amillennialist

يونيو 10, 2006  
Anonymous Red said...

How SIMPLE... yet how profound
What a Bent !!! God Bless

يونيو 10, 2006  
Blogger CMinor said...

I remember seeing the lyrics to a funny little Gospel song along the lines of, 'If Jesus comes back on Sunday, my house will be clean, the kids will be neat, there will be fried chicken for dinner...I hope He likes my apple pie'...and so on. Alas, I'll never be ready!

I jumped over to David's blog from here the other day--he's doing a very good series of posts examining the Song of Solomon. Thought you'd like to check it out.

يونيو 11, 2006  
Blogger Egypeter said...

What an eloquent writer you are Bent!!! Very nice! I love you Neferteeti! :)

يونيو 11, 2006  
Blogger Bent El Neel said...

Hi Everyone
Please pardon my delay in responding...I've been unwell for a couple of days, but getting better now :)

You guys make me feel truly blessed that I can share my thoughts and feelings with a great bunch of people like yourselves!

This particular verse has always been a favorite of mine ever since I can remember! There's nothing more beautiful than to realise that God, who made us, loves us and sacrificed to save us...God who holds the very keys to our hearts...will never force Himself into our lives, but will patiently wait for us to open the door! WHat a magnificent God we worship!

Please remember me in your prayers :)

يونيو 11, 2006  
Blogger Abdou Basha said...

Nice post..!

:D

يونيو 13, 2006  
Blogger Osaid Rasheed said...

/ ..Sometimes it’s difficult to understand how God…perfect as He is…is happy to accept what little we have to offer Him…when we, with all our imperfections find it hard to accept each other! ... /

thats a WONDERFUL statement.
Bint alneel that was a hit !
good day

I will keep an eye on your blog. Ive been reading since yesterday. Good work really.

have a nice day
Osaid

يوليو 02, 2006  
Blogger Bent El Neel said...

Ibn Palastine :)
You are too kind. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the journey :)

يوليو 02, 2006  
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