All of us are on a journey. Just as time marches on, so we are always moving forward toward an ultimate destination.
But that destination can only be reached by means of a door. Jesus tells us that there are only two doors by which we may enter into eternity:
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
How then can we find this narrow doorway? The answer lies not in religious practice or vain speculation, but in the person of Christ:
“I am the door of the sheep.”
Jesus is the gate to salvation, the portal to every good thing. Anyone who tries to enter the kingdom of God by any other means will be counted as a thief or robber. But those who submit themselves to His way will be granted full and free entry into paradise:
“If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.”
Jesus is the pearl of great price that serves as the gateway to Heaven itself. That gate stands open to all, but is harder to pass through than the eye of a needle because only the meek and lowly will sell everything they have to obtain Him.
And despite all the opposition hell can muster, this door will remain open even until the last day:
“Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut.”
Thank You, Lord, for providing us a gate through which we may be saved! Give us grace to respond in kind by opening the doors of our hearts to You:
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”