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The Door That Changes Everything

Monday, May 20, 2024 @ 11:47 AM The Door That Changes Everything Rick Robertson Audio Producer MORE

The famous black glossy door at 10 Downing Street is the entrance to the official residence and office of the prime minister of the United Kingdom. You may remember the popular photo of President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in front of that door. You can see the original door in the Churchill Museum.

The Columbus Doors, designed by American sculptor Randolph Rogers, weigh 20,000 pounds. These distinguished doors open into the U. S. Capitol Rotunda and depict the life of Christopher Columbus.

The ‘floating door’ from the 1997 film Titanic takes its place on the list of famous doors. The prized balsa wood panel was auctioned this year for $718,750.

There are a lot of famous doors, and they have made a big impression on the lives of many through the years. Yet, there is one door that stands preeminent as an extraordinary entryway into the kingdom of the one true God.  

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep.” … So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:1-2, John 7-10 emphasis mine).

Commenting on these verses, British minister Matthew Henry (1662-1714) wrote, “Here are plain directions how to come into the fold; we must come by Jesus Christ as the Door. By faith in Him as the great Mediator between God and man.” 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me" (John 14:9).

Consider the undeserved opportunity that awaits all of mankind: Jesus stands as the door/the way into the kingdom of God, and all are invited to come. Whoever comes to Him will be saved. No one can enter the kingdom unless they first come to Jesus.

Have you experienced the joy of being saved by Jesus? If not, I encourage you to talk to someone who has. Maybe you have a friend or family member who seems to be a genuine Christian. I’m guessing they would love to talk to you about the difference Jesus has made in their life and how you can become a Christian.

Maybe you don’t have anyone to talk to about things like this. Not everyone does. Another option is to simply get a Bible and read through the book of John as the apostle explains everything you need to know to become a Christian. You’ll learn about Jesus’ ultimate reason for coming to the earth and the high price He paid so that you can enter the kingdom of God.

Remember this: your joy and peace in this life and in the life beyond hinges on your acceptance of the invitation from Jesus to enter the kingdom. I plead with you to accept His invitation to come.

Come to the Saviour now,
You who have wandered far;
Renew your solemn vow,
For His by right you are.

Come like poor wandering sheep
Returning to His fold;
His arm will safely keep,
His love will never grow cold.

Come, come, come!

(John Murch Wigner, 1844-1911)

In April, I wrote a blog highlighting another of the “I am” statements by Jesus. You’ll find “The Bread of Life” when you CLICK HERE

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