標 題： 耶穌是你的門
經 節： 我就是門；凡從我進來的，必然得救，並且出入得草吃。（約翰福音十章9節）
Jesus Is Your Door
“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will
go in and out and find pasture.” (John 10:9)
As Christians, we talk about God “opening doors” to us as a means of His
revealing His will. What we are asking God to do is engineer our circumstances
to match what we think would be best. The problem is that we misunderstand what
the door is. Jesus said He is the door. Circumstances are irrelevant, for no
one can shut the door that Jesus opens (Rev. 3:8). If you have substituted
activity for your relationship with Christ, then circumstances can disrupt your
activity. When the activity is hindered, you may assume the door has been
closed. Yet, if Christ is the door in your life, He will guide you into every
experience of Him that He wants, and there will be nothing that people can do
to stop Him.
When Paul and Silas were thrown into prison at Philippi, it appeared
that the door to their ministry in Greece had been violently and firmly closed
(Acts 16:22–24). The reality of their situation, however, was that their Lord
had opened a door of ministry to a previously unreached group of men in prison.
The Philippian jailer and his household would become a significant nucleus of
the new church in Philippi. From a human perspective, a door had been closed;
from God’s perspective, Paul and Silas continued to minister exactly where God
wanted them to.
When people oppose us, we can become discouraged or worry about what
others are doing to us. We may even try to take matters into our own hands to
accomplish what we think God wants. This reveals that we do not really believe
Jesus is the door for our lives. If we did, we would be assured that through
Christ we have access to everything He wants to do in and through us.