To get inside a room you need to find the door, open the door, and then step through. Once inside, you have to use your senses to actually be there and experience the room.
Looking through the window is not the same. Other people’s photos and video give you their perspective – it’s just not the same as being there. Even skype someone who is in there is not the same as being there. All these alternatives may whet your appetite for wanting to cross the threshold, rather than being their vicariously.
There are a lot of experts who dismiss Jesus with almost a shrug of the shoulders. They talk about faith as something that isn’t real – even if they think they’ve been ‘brought up’ with it.
To believe on Jesus, you have to find a door he has provided, make the effort to open it, and actually be drawn inside.
Or you never have known Him. Just about Him.
If you reach out, the handle is there waiting for you.