Updated: Apr 9, 2022
Life presents us with many doors. Behind each door, we hope to find meaning and purpose. Behind door one may be education, door two, relationships, door three escapism. With each door life presents, we curiously open it. We hope to find the life we are looking for. After all, this is the promise of life's door. But unfortunately, as we open the door, we often see that disappointment follows the dream unless our hope is in more than what lies behind the door. The promise of the door, as we find, does not hold the key we are looking for.
Jesus says He has come to give life and life more abundantly. In the words of Jesus found in (John 10:10), Jesus contrasts Himself with a thief. A thief only comes to "steal, kill, and destroy" (Jn. 10:10). A thief does not have your best interest in mind when they break into your home. A thief is only concerned for themselves. In the end, a thief will use whatever is at their disposal to serve themselves, possibly even at the expense of life itself.
Contrasting Himself to a thief, Jesus says He has come to give life. He has come with your best interest in mind. He has come so that we may know fulfillment and have abundance. Jesus demonstrated just how much He was concerned about your life when He allowed the nails to pierce His hands as He was lifted up on a cross.
This life will present many doors that capture our curiosity. However, the doors life presents do not hold what we long for. Unless our hope lies beyond the door, the dream of the door disappears. Jesus offers a different door. A door to abundant life.
JOHN 10:9 (NKJV) “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”
endnotes: Unless otherwise noted; Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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