the door

A few months back I saw a beautiful carved door in a friends house. But the door led to nowhere. It was merely propped up against the wall as a decor. That stuck in my head. I pondered over the purpose of the door and what Jesus meant when He said He was the door (john 10:9).

The door that leads to Life. The door whose purpose is to allow ones to enter into the (the garden of) “Eaden”. Eaden means perfect, or delight.

This doodle helped me visualize some of those thoughts and more.

Here are the lyrics to Petra’s song ‘enter in’ (Album : No Doubt) which describes how Jesus is the door.

Once a year for sacrifice just one priest could pay the price
And step inside the inner veil to make the people free
Temple stood the same for years till the Nazarene appears
Things will never be the same since 33 A.D.
When He spoke and bowed his head
He who saved the world was dead
Then the earth began to shake
Heaven’s wall began to break
Opening the Holy place
The temple veil is torn in two
The way is clear for me and you

We can enter in, enter in
Into Heaven’s Holy place
We can enter in, enter in
Boldly by His blood we can approach His throne of grace
We can enter in a new and living Way
By our faith He will receive us when we pray

Now without a second look we forget what all it took
To be seen as innocent by His Holy eyes
Never thinking foolishly there is something He won’t see
For our lack of righteousness there is no disguise
He won’t look the other Way
Someone’s life will have to pay
Once for all it has been done
Taken out upon His Son
He remembers it no more
Now for us He is the Door
Opened up forevermore

We can enter in, enter in
We can enter in His gates with thankfulness and praise
Into the once forbidden Holy place
We can live in goodness and in mercy all our days
We can enter in a new and living Way
By our faith He will receive us when we pray
We don’t have to be afraid to seek His face
We can enter in

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