Jesus standing at the door and knocking is not an evangelistic outreach, but a tender picture of his care for the church by calling her to repent of blending in with a godless culture.
As you read the Bible it becomes clear that the temple is a big deal. The key to rightly valuing these portions of scripture is seeing why the temple is so central to the story of redemption.
The incarnation wasn’t only a display of God’s glory, it also brought about what we need most: peace.
As we enter into our culture’s season of thanksgiving, let me encourage you to let the structure of this chorus guide the way you give thanks.
Jesus’s ministry is the direct cause of hope for all whose hearts are broken because he solved the root cause of all broken hearts: sin.