There is something important and special about doors and entryways. They are placed to help us reach a destination. They exist so that we can pass through them. We go through because of what is on the other side.
The Psalmist understood this when he wrote, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” (Psalm 100:5) Entering through God’s gate leads to a place of thanksgiving, praise, and blessing. Jesus tried to help us understand it more when He instructed, “Enter in at the strait gate: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13a, 14) To avoid any confusion, Jesus explained further, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” (John 10:9)
Jesus Christ is the door and the only entrance to life eternal. Similarly, on our pilgrim journey into the Cross Labyrinth, there is only one entrance. We can know that there is a path and we can even know that it leads to the cross, but we cannot walk the path or find the cross unless we come in through the entrance.
When we know the point of entry for our journey, we can take our first step with confidence. It doesn’t mean that we know all of the twists and turns that the road will bring. It doesn’t mean that we know the challenges and blessings that wait at our destination. But on this journey, it does mean that we know our goal, and we know that this step can take us there.
Follow the Path!
Join us on A Labyrinth Pilgrimage