Knock Knock, Trick or Treat

So all day today, I’ve been thinking of my response to trick or treaters. After all, if they come knocking at my door, I am within full rights to respond however I wish!

People in costumes that come to my house once a year don’t scare me. They used to, but then I discovered Santa isn’t real. (Sorry kids!)

Here are some of my ideas of how to respond to the door knocks this evening:

1) As they open the door, I stand in the top bedroom with the window open and pour water on their heads.
2) I open the door and chase them with a terrifying mask on.
3) I don’t answer the door, I switch off all the lights and have a recording playing of people screaming, with a few costume remains left outside the door.

Its a strange moment – answering the door to what you expect to be a bunch of teenagers in masks. I mean, what do you say?

“Hello, how can I help?”

“Hello, you little devils!”

It got me thinking around the idea of answering doors?

God says, ‘I stand at the door and knock’ – God knocks at the door of our lives and he waits for us to answer.He doesn’t force his way in, he isn’t there to scare you or strike you down with lightening bolts.

He doesn’t have any tricks or pranks to play, but he has plans to give you more than you ever thought or expected of your life.

His agenda for us is that we live the most energizing, adventurous and exciting life, just as he created it to be.

Perhaps your response is to leave the door closed, switch off the lights and ignore the fact that God is knocking.

Or maybe, there’s something within you that wants to live this abundant life and be in friendship with your creator. Maybe there’s a situation that looks impossible to solve – Why not give God a try?

God thinks you are incredible. He values you and he wants to live life with you.

Perhaps if you’ve read this blog and been impacted by what you have read, then send me an email today and share your thoughts.

ps – If you are reading this because you knocked at my door – Hope you enjoyed the Haribo and thanks for checking in to the blog! pss: I know where you live.   (Jokes)

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Do comment below too if you have any thoughts!


About laughingwithtom

Tom Elliott is a Christian Communicator who is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. Tom is also a credible and experienced Comedian, Magician, Speaker and writer, with a heart to use his gifts for the extension of Gods Kingdom. He has travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad, whilst also being on the leadership team of his home church in Gloucestershire. Tom has been mentored by some of the UK’s most influential evangelists including J.John, Steve Legg, Mark Greenwood, Mark Ritchie, Matt Summerfield, Barry Woodward and more. Through his acclaimed show, Tom captures the attention of non believers through quality entertainment and as a result has been able to share his faith on TV, Radio, Online, in schools, churches & theatres reaching thousands of people with the Gospel. Tom has also taken his work to many large scale events and Festivals such as ‘New Wine’, ‘Detling,’ ‘Gorsley’, ‘Greenbelt’ and ‘Spring Harvest’ Tom is honoured to be an Ambassador for the international Christian charity ‘Compassion’ who work to change lives in over 26 countries that suffer extreme poverty. Toms desire is to see all people take hold of Jesus’ promise of life to the full. On stage and off stage, Tom’s passion for this fulfilment of life is contagious. Tom has been personally trained by expert entertainers and in 2013, Tom contributed to a book titled ‘Does God LOL’ alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, to raise money for national charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. This book is now available in many good book stores.
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4 Responses to Knock Knock, Trick or Treat

  1. nick dombkowski says:

    Great blog , Tom will share 🙂

  2. Terry Lawton says:

    So topical and amusing, well done Tom

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