The Holy Door

December 16th, 2014

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Micah 2:1-13

While visiting in Rome, I had the privilege of seeing the Vatican. There you will find the Holy Doors. These massive doors are locked and only opened periodically. The last time was in the year 2000. For over 500 years, about every 25 years the faithful gather for a huge ceremony as the Pope breaks open the doors and leads the faithful through into St. Peter’s Basilica.

While I do not understand all of the Catholic symbolism of this event, I do know this: I am grateful for Jesus. He is the King who breaks open the way and goes before us. This is the gospel message. Jesus has broken through our sin and waywardness. He has conquered Satan, evil principalities, the world, death and the grave. He “breaks the power of cancelled sin.” He is leading us through to victory.

It is no wonder we read where Jesus said, “I am the door of the sheep” (John 10:7). The good news is you don’t have to wait 25 years to go through the gate.

Author: Bob Broadbooks

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