As a child I was enchanted with the books from the Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis. The world of Narnia, Aslan and the adventures of the children intrigued me. Even now, as I read these books again as an adult, I can’t help but be captivated by the world of Narnia that greeted Lucy as stepped through the door of the wardrobe – a world so unlike that of what she had left.
This weekend as we celebrate Easter we look at another Door that takes us from where we are today into another world, another realm, another reality. This door offers us salvation, eternity, life restored and relationship with God, the Creator of all. This door however isn’t part of a mere wardrobe taking a child into a fantasy world. For us, this door is Jesus – Son of God, crucified on a cross. And the world is not a fantasy – it is the Kingdom of Heaven.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
The way to eternal life, the way to God is offered to us all through the sacrifice and death of our Lord Jesus on the Cross. His crucifixion all those years ago is the one time for all times sacrifice for us. The cross did what we could not do ourselves – it gave us the right to talk with, love and live with God. The Lord Jesus Christ’s death took away all our sins and His Resurrection gave us life, a new life and a new identity as a new person. His death gave us a life of freedom – free from guilt, no more reproaching ourselves and most importantly an opportunity to grow in relationship with God.
The door is always there, it is just up to us to walk through it.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)