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On my prayer walk this morning, I noticed a car with its rear door (boot lid) opened. It was so early in the morning that I doubted the owner had left it opened on purpose with the aim of returning to it. I was reminded of the morning I woke up to find my car broken into and my speakers and CDs stolen. Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…”. A thief never leaves things intact or in order, a thief leaves behind a mess along with sadness and loss.

Jesus said, “ “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture” John 10:7-9.

The main function of a door is to provide a sense of security and to give right access to the key holder or to the people we allow into our property. Jesus is the door to salvation and the Kingdom of Heaven. He gives us that true security, peace and hope in a world filled with fear and uncertainty.

David said, “Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident” Psalm 27:3

Just like David, what is the basis of our confidence in a world gripped by fear and uncertainty from the effects of COVID? Our confidence is in the knowledge of a loving Father who cares, and a Saviour in whom we have our salvation and peace for eternity. Jesus said, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world”. John 16:33

This year, as we spend Christmas indoors with close family, remember that our celebration is of THE DOOR (Jesus) by which we have entered and have received eternal security, peace and hope for the present time and the future.

If you have not entered through this door yet, enter by it this Christmas and experience the greatest gift of God that awaits you.

Merry Christmas with many blessings.

Chris Eke