Repondez S’Il Vous Plait (RSVP)

Revelation 3:20 records these precious words of Jesus, 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. In the biblelands, in the culture that Jesus was raised in, whenever they would have a close, personal friend over for dinner, the host always served and waited on his welcome guest. The host would never sit down at the table. This demonstrated to his friend (or friends), the utmost honor and respect he held for them. When Martha served Jesus and some of his followers in Bethany, she was displaying her humble love and respect (John 12:1ff). In the Book of Revelation 3:20, we have a dinner invitation that is even more personal than a close friend because Jesus says that he actually eats with you and you with him ― breaking the traditional protocols to sup with you! He died for you, he must like you, and in truth he loves you and expectedly waits for your RSVP (repondez s’il vous plait, ― please respond).” ~LMJ~