Soos in ons eie moedertaal dan ook hieronder geskrywe staan: " ..... en dit is seker: ... " m.a.w. 'n waarborg, 'n feit sonder enige twyfel daaroor.
Johannes 10:7 ~ Die Bybel vir Almal -
"Jesus het ook gesê: “Ek sê vir julle, en dit is seker: Ek is die hek vir die skape."
Dan verder: Johannes 10:8 - 11 ~
"8 Die mense wat gekom het voordat Ek gekom het, het net ingebreek en gesteel. Maar die skape het nie na hulle geluister nie.
9 Ek is die hek vir die skape. God sal die mense red wat in My glo. Hulle sal soos skape wees wat ingaan en uitgaan by ’n hek en wat gras kry om te eet.
10 ’n Dief kom net om die skape te steel en te slag en dood te maak. Ek is nie so nie. Ek het gekom sodat die skape kan lewe, sodat hulle regtig kan lewe.
11 Ek is die Goeie Herder. Die Goeie Herder sal sterf sodat sy skape kan lewe."
En is dit nie ook waar nie - soos ons weereens oor die pas afgelope Paasfees hierdie feit herdenk het nie?
"Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep." ~John 10:7
JESUS, YOUR GOOD SHEPHERD AND DOOR
Jesus said that He is the “door of the sheep.” What did He mean? Well, a sheepfold during Jesus’ time had no door which could be opened and closed. The door of the sheepfold was just an opening. In this kind of sheepfold, after the sheep had entered it, the shepherd would sleep at the entrance. The shepherd became, effectively, the “door” of the sheepfold.
When Jesus told His disciples, “I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11), He also assured them emphatically that He was the “door of the sheep.” He was telling them and us, “Inside My sheepfold, My sheep are always safe, completely protected and kept close under My watchful eyes. And since I am just at the entrance of the sheepfold, nothing, not even the muffled bleat of one of My own, can escape My ears. Also, nothing evil outside the sheepfold can enter and touch My sheep without first coming through Me for I am the door of My sheep.”
So when the fight of life comes knocking on your door and when panic threatens to rise within you, see yourself doubly protected! He is both the good shepherd and the door of His sheep. As your good shepherd, He gave His life for you to redeem you from poverty, sickness and every other curse.
As your door, He keeps out everything evil that He has redeemed you from. Because He shed His blood for you, you are covered and protected within the sheepfold by a blood-stained door. Disaster, destruction and death must pass over you and your family because of His blood on your door. Remember that on the night of the first Passover in Egypt, the destroyer could not enter the houses of the Israelites because of the blood of the lamb on their doors (see Exodus 12:13, 23).
Today, you can live life untroubled and unafraid, knowing that Jesus, your good shepherd and door, protects and preserves you and your family. No evil will befall you or your loved ones because He is your dwelling place and refuge!