18 April 2021

Doors give access to things or keep things away.

As was mentioned last week and I quote, “An open door can be likened to hope, that there's a way out. It can also provide a view of what lies ahead.”

Matthew 27:51 says “Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split”

Lets’s go back a bit. Before Jesus came only a few people were allowed into God’s presence, the holiest part of the temple called the Holy of Holies. These were specially anointed priests and each had access only once a year. Jesus' birth, life, death, and resurrection changed all that forever and gave everyone access to this holy place. The presence of God.

Oh but it gets better, Jesus became that door (John 10:9) so that we not only have access to God but also have it anywhere, anytime and in any situation we may find ourselves. Let that sink in for a moment. Permit me to use this not-so-great analogy, remember when the internet first became a thing (for oldies like me) and you had to wait until you got home to use it. That was how it was in those days. The only door to God was via a temple far away in Jerusalem and you could only access him when you could afford a trip to the temple. But now we have internet everywhere; there is ultrafast wifi on, trains, buses, and even planes. That is what Jesus gave us. Instant, all-around access to the presence of God.

And what does the presence of God have for us, well, let me see, how about everything that you ever need to have a joyful, fulfilling life (Psalm 16:11). So why don’t you take time today this week to thank Jesus for being the access door to God (if you believe and trust in him) or sign up with him today (if you are not born again) and accept him as Lord and saviour? I can guarantee you won’t regret it.

Thank you Jesus for being the way, the truth, and the life. Have a blessed and fulfilling week.

Emmanuel Ebeh

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