He is the perfect Husband. He is polite, considerate and always soft spoken. He will not force His bride to yield to His touch. He will not push open the door of a closed heart. There is no forced entry. He stands at the door and knocks. He holds out His hand and beckons. He does not beg. He allows free will to turn Him down. He can take rejection, persecution, ridicule and even death. He beckons not because it would serve His best interest, but because it serves mine.
He is the servant. No servant begs to serve. Servants submit to serve. He is the ultimate servant, the humble shepherd, the submissive slave. He wants us to surrender our will to His.
Can you hear Him beckon? Surrender now.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.
Revelation 3:20 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 dine with him, and he with me.