WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31
I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved,
and will go in and out and find pasture.
John 10:9 (NASB)
THROUGH JESUS, THE DOOR, I ENTER DAILY SECURITY
On the evening of July 16, 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, died when the light aircraft he was flying crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Kennedy’s wife, Carolyn Bessette, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, were also on board and died. Shortly after John F. Kennedy Jr. took off, he lost his bearings. The Chicago Tribune ran an article about flying. In it, amateur pilot Stephen Hedges writes about the difficulty of flying a plane by instruments alone. He wrote, “It’s a necessary skill if you want to survive while flying at night or in fog. Without the ability to fly by instruments the pilot will fall into an uncontrolled bank and crash.”
Many times life forces us to fly in the fog or in the dark, when we can’t seem to get our bearings, we can’t see the horizon and can’t figure out how to fly straight and level. Jesus promised to be the door that would safely guide us “in and out.” The shepherd always went first, saw the danger, checked out the trail, found the place to pasture, and always went out in front. And every place the sheep went, he’d already been.
Charlie Brown said, “Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’” We all have issues and struggles. Jesus wants to give you guidance through those struggles. What are some of the biggest struggles you are currently facing?
Thank God for being your secure guide through life. Ask Him to give you direction to start your day and to give you peace through the night.