7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.
Jesus was taking an earthly picture and giving it a heavenly meaning. In heaven there is only one door to get in and that is through Jesus Christ. Heaven is not a place you can sneak into. Jesus is the doorway that leads to eternal life. Jesus proclaimed to all the religious leaders “I am the gate”. There is no other way.
Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Lord, you are the only way to the Father. Help us to stay focused on the only gate that leads us to the path to heaven. Thank you for your mercy and grace, You are truly an awesome and mighty God. In Jesus name, amen.