"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."
This inspiring and beautiful promise from the third chapter of Revelation has been most vividly portrayed in Holman Hunt's picture "The Light of the World." So strongly do these words of the Revelator appeal to the imagination that even to one who has never seen or heard of this artist's work there comes, perhaps, a thought–picture of the Way–shower, his kindly face aglow with compassionate love, and alight with understanding sympathy for the needs of men; his hand uplifted to rap on the door that, to human sense, separates them from their divine birthright.
Perhaps, too, one may vision on the other side of the closed door a poorly furnished, dimly lighted room in which, sitting amidst surroundings which evidence that lack of good which Jesus came to heal, are some of those whom the cares and burdens of mortal sense have bowed down. To them comes the rap at the door, the voice of the beloved Son of God offering an overflowing measure of God's blessings. And what shall they do? Open wide the door and let the Christ, Truth, enter.