No one would ever think of that - by Ben Bonython

Jesus proclaimed a message of hope and how that hope was to come, saying:

Yes, I am the door. Those who come in through me will be saved.
They will come and go freely...John 10:9a


That door was a picture of Jesus, through suffering on the cross, and resurrection, invites us into His abundant life.  This proclamation of Jesus as the door was like a voice crying in the wilderness.

The wilderness was a dry and barren place unsuitable for human life.  Spiritually, we were dead-we could never reach the standard of God, but Jesus made a way..  A voice in the wilderness could be heard in that of John the Baptist, who repeated the words of Isaiah about the coming of the Lord.

John 1:23 says 'Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord!'

The wilderness is very hard to travel through lacking water, supplies, comforts and wifi, let alone trying to live in that barren place.  But this is the very place of Isaiah's announcement saying:

Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, “Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God! Fill in the valleys, and level the mountains and hills. Straighten the curves, and smooth out the rough places.  Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. The Lord has spoken!”

Making a highway through the wilderness seems pointless, no one would ever think of that but this the way of the Lord.  The harsh dry unlivable lonely path of Jesus through the place of death was the path of Christ - the crying voice is that of Christ crucified (1 Cor 1:23). 

The crying voice has always been calling.  Since that beautiful green lush garden of Eden, where God cried 'where are you', the voice to us, who are now outside that garden, announces that Jesus is coming to our wilderness.  And in that wilderness, on that hard road of suffering, Jesus interceded on our behalf asking the Father to 'forgive us'

Jesus became the door, like a great highway that is easy to use and travel on.  The door of Jesus was in the shape of a cross, it was covered with His blood and sacrifice, and Jesus cried 'It is finished' - The great passover sacrifice was made, once and for all - the angel of death now passes over those who enter through Jesus, the door.

Yes, I am the door. Those who come in through me will be saved.

They will come and go freely...John 10:9