Still Waiting

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I went to visit a fisherman who was deeply concerned as to his soul's salvation. "I am lost!" he said. "There is no grace for me. I did not open my heart when the Savior stood before its door, knocking. Now He has gone away."
The man had neglected to decide for Christ when some of his friends had opened their hearts to the gospel. Since then he had been in fear and sorrow, constantly saying, "I did not open to Him when He knocked, and now He has gone away."
"What you are saying is not so," I responded, "for if you would open unto Him now, you would find Him still standing there, waiting, for it is still the day of salvation."
He looked at me fixedly, but said nothing, and with this I left him. The next day the man came to me with a face beaming with joy, saying, "Oh, you were right! When I opened to Him, then I found Jesus standing there, still waiting. Now I have received Him and He is my Savior and Lord, and I am happy and at rest."
This man is still a happy Christian, walking with the other believers of the village in the narrow path of life which leads to eternal glory.
Behold the Savior at the door!
He gently knocks—has knocked before;
Has waited long—is waiting still;
You use no other friend so ill.
"Behold, 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." Rev. 3:2020Behold, 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. (Revelation 3:20).