Oh, I miss our summer swimming exercise but even more than that, I miss the gals I met there every morning.Mind you there were a few days in the summer that I swam alone. One day in particular, no one showed up. The problem was that two of our maintenance trucks were parked at the entrance.
Generally, that means there is a problem with the pool and we can’t swim. My friends saw the trucks and left. I opened the pool gate. Low and behold, no one was there fixing anything. The problem was somewhere else in the area. I swam in my own private pool for an hour.
Is there a truck stop in your life? Did you take the ‘evidence’ at face value or did you try opening the gate to the pool?
Sometimes the problem we think we see isn’t a problem at all. It’s our fault for misreading the evidence.
Jesus told this simple story, but they had no idea what he was talking about. So, he tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. (John 10:6-10, MSG)
Friends, the gate to every problem or difficulty we have is always Jesus, always.
Prayer- Oh Dear Jesus, we cherish you as our completeness, including our gate to everything. Amen.