Updated: May 6, 2020
verses 8-9: All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
These passages bring to mind a concept I have thought a lot about; we are created to recognize and follow Jesus. I love that sense of “rightness” I feel when connecting with God. I was created by God to follow Him. No wonder His voice sounds familiar to me! Everything about Jesus is right. There is nothing unfamiliar or threatening in our relationship with Him. The closer we get, the more familiar that relationship becomes. I believe this is abundant life.
Father God, I am so thankful for your gift of abundant life. Not only have you given me abundant life here on earth through the relationship with you, but you have promised eternal life as well. Your grace is beyond understanding. Amen