161. The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep (John 10:2).
We can only come to God through Jesus, but the point here is that God has only come to us through Jesus. He alone is the one who came through the gate. In fact, He will soon say that He is the Gate itself. This is the plan of God–to come to us, to enter the sheep pen with us, to lead us to green grass and the still waters we crave. We can only come to God through faith in the revelation of His Son, and God has only come to us through the One called the Son of Man. The gate swings both ways, but it is the only gate.