When Jesus called Himself “the Gate” it was in the context of His being the good shepherd. A shepherd would lead the sheep to pasture from the pen where they were kept. The sheep would go through the gate to get to the pasture. Here are several meditations on his identity as a shepherd to help with the context:
- The Shepherd
- The Good Shepherd
- The Great Shepherd
- The Shepherd and Guardian of Our Souls
- The Chief Shepherd
Jesus is the gateway to greener pastures. Consider also Psalm 23 (“The Lord is my shepherd”) in this regard.
Enter through the gate into a whole new life – a life lived for Him. He has loved us and released us from our sins by the blood of His cross.
Call on His Name: The Gate
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