I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.
Jesus brings eternal life to everyone who believes in Him. When He asked Martha, “Do you believe this?” She answered, “Yes Lord! I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God.” This belief in Jesus is the crux of the matter. The religious leaders had already decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be kicked out of the synagogue (John 9:22). To believe would cost you something – socially, emotionally and perceivably spiritually, although what you would gain back would be so much more! Still, to believe in Jesus would cost something to the Jewish people who were first hearing Him.
Believing that Jesus is the Christ always costs – but the return far outweighs the cost! The benefits are much greater than what you lose. Most often we give up worthless, sin laden stuff and we gain abundant life! In Christ there is life – He is the gate! He is the resurrection and the life. He who believes will never die. I believe!
Thank you, Lord for life! You take away my sin and give me life in return. Thank you for that grace! I choose to live for You this day. I want to honor You and live out this new live You’ve given me. I love You.