4th of Easter – Desire & Locked Doors
Seems to me that what we humans desire most is connection – acceptance, approval, love, welcome, hope, and such. Why does it seem many either don’t really pursue our deeper desires or we find other things to fill that connection?
Case in point – The disciples locked the doors (gates) yet Jesus stood among them and spoke to them. I propose that up until this point, they had not entered through the gate into the sheepfold.
What might the fear of the disciples teach us about how we lock our doors and so frustrate our deeper desires for God?
Gate, Door = thura
John 10:1f “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
John 20:19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”