Jesus: The Door For The Sheep

Jesus said, “I am the Door of the sheep” (John 10:7). Sounds peculiar, doesn’t it? It stretches the imagination to think of a person acting as a gate, or a door. But that’s just what a shepherd does, particularly one who is devoted to his sheep.

One day Sir George Adam Smith, an Englishman who traveled extensively in the Middle East, came across a sheepfold and said to the shepherd, “That is where they go at night?”

“Yes,” said the shepherd, “and when they are in there, they are perfectly safe.”

“But there is no door,” said the Englishman.

“I am the door,” replied the shepherd.

Sir George looked at him and asked, “What do you mean by the door?”

The shepherd answered, “When the light has gone out, and all the sheep are inside, I lie in that open space, and no sheep ever goes out but across my body, and no wolf comes in unless he crosses my body; I am the door.”

When Jesus said He is the Door of the sheep, He meant that the fold has only One entrance; life has One source; spiritual nourishment is obtained One way; heaven can be entered through One entrance. And the single means of access to all that is life is Jesus.                                            (RICK EZELL)

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