Access Through Christ
Read John 10:1-9
“Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep” (v. 7).
During the summer, our four children spend hours outdoors nearly every day, playing with friends, riding their bikes, and climbing nearby trees. While they play outside, our back door remains unlocked, giving them easy access to the amenities of home--snacks, drinks, and the occasional bandage. At night, though, our children stay inside, sleeping within the security of locked doors and under the care of their parents.
Similarly, our loving shepherd Jesus grants us access to all the delights of His caring presence, security, direction, and nourishment. Indeed, Jesus gives us abundant life as long as we follow Him. After all, Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10b).
As the “door of the sheep,” Jesus stands ready to welcome sinners into the sheepfold, where His flock enjoy His loving care and watchful protection. (Lyle Witt)
Seeking the lost, He is seeking today,
Seeking His sheep that have gone astray;
Up in His arms, and safe from the cold,
He tenderly bears them back to the fold.
-- J. A. Lee
Jesus still opens the door for all who will follow.