“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – John 10:7




Jesus said,

‘Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.”


– John 10:7 (NRSV)






Christ, the Good Shepherd, calls Himself “the gate.”

He is the only gate

through which shepherds and sheep alike

safely enter and exit the sheepfold.


He is “the gate”

because He is committed to protect and care for us.

He is “the gate” that only opens up

for the passage and communication of goodness and truth.


More importantly, Jesus is “the gate”

because it is through Him that we have access to a rich and full life;

because it is through Him, through His words and through what He does,

that we find the way to heaven.


What greater security have we

than having the Lord Jesus between us and evil?


He is our salvation

and in Him we place our full trust.

He leads us to life everlasting.

He is both “the gate” and the Shepherd,

He is all things.


But, we have to be willing to listen out for His voice

and to listen intently to what He is telling me.

As hectic as life may sometimes get,

we need to remember to set aside time to pray

and to truly listen to Jesus

and to His message – to His Word, which gives us life!






My Lord Jesus, lead me and show me the way.


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