“I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (Jn 10: 9-10)
“If any one enters by me…” – Enters what? Everything: every new day, every daily responsibility, relationship, conversation, online or face-to-face, or any situation, be it a business-meeting, an evening with friends, a blind date, a trip to the mall, a vacation, or just the daily traffic jam on my way to work. Christ invites me to “go in and out” of everything “by Him,” so I don’t have to do it alone, in meaninglessness and self-isolation. Everything has abundant meaning and purpose, leading me to “salvation,” when I let God be part of it, shedding the light of His word and presence on my every day. I can “have life, and have it abundantly,” rather than “life and life only,” as Bob Dylan sadly observed.
So let me not deny myself this abundance of life, in Him, as I enter this sunny Thursday in the middle of a beautiful city. I re-connect with God in a bit of heartfelt prayer and quiet-time with His word, carrying it with me, and letting Him be with me, in whatever situations or traffic-jams I might enter into today.