John 10: 9 I Am The Door Analysis

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John 10:9 says, “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” In this passage, Jesus is speaking to his disciples, trying to make them understand that he is the only way for people to be saved. John writes with the perspective of Jesus as the Son of God, which he is. John may emphasize that Jesus is the door to the Father and salvation. We imagine a door as something of everyday life. It is simply something that keeps something out but others can open. It is something people go through to get things and use it to leave a room. It is a normal part of everyone’s life. A door is also something that someone will willingly enter through. In the full passage, Jesus is basically saying that He …show more content…
He obviously was not saying that he was a literal door that people could walk through to find His Father. He wanted to communicate to the disciples and other Jews that He is the way. A door was the best example. Anyone who believes in him will be saved. Personalizing Jesus’ statement by saying it as, “I am Gabi’s door,” helped me gain an entirely new and deeper understanding of what Jesus wanted me to understand individually. While the personal version of the verse impacts them, it doesn’t change my beliefs because I have always known that the only way to God is through Jesus, but reading this does making me want to behave like it more. Jesus cared about each and every one of us so much and the least we could do is believe in him because that is all he wants. There is no other way to get to Heaven and the door will only open to true followers and believers. Jesus watches over us not just because it is his job, but because he cares about us. He is always there for us and I want to try to walk the walk as much as I talk the talk. It makes me feel closer to Christ because I have been reminded that he will never turn me away. Thinking about this verse makes me feel even closer to

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