Beckett: Jesus Never Forgets You

John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.”

In its immediate context, Jesus said, “I am the door of the sheep” (v. 7). Sometimes, I will walk into a room to grab something only to forget what I was doing as soon as I walk through the door. Apparently, psychologists have a name for this psychological phenomenon: the “doorway effect.” According to these studies, walking through a doorway can create a mental block in our brains, sort of “resetting” our minds because of the different memories associated with that room.

By faith, we have walked through Jesus’ door of salvation. As soon as He led us through this door and into its pastures beside still waters along this valley of death called life (Psalm 23), Jesus forgives us all our sins. He gives us life and salvation. Yet even though He’s led us to walk through this door, we forget who He is and what He’s done. As we stand on the saving side of this door, sometimes we think we’re beyond forgiveness—we forget that Jesus’ grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Thanks be to God that Jesus, the Door, never forgets! He never forgets the purpose for which the Father sent Him, for He and the Father are one. He never forgets one of His sheep. Even if one were to go astray, He leaves the multitude to find the one (Luke 15:1-7). His grace is not only sufficient but also boundless. Jesus never forgets, He never stops forgiving, and His forgiveness knows no bounds.

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