Open to Me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.
I love these words from Psalm 118, which Jesus would have sung with His friends during the Passover supper on Good Friday. What meaning this psalm must have had for Him at that moment.
When Jesus next entered heaven, He would have been betrayed, arrested, tortured, killed, and come back to life, having beaten death forever.
When He went through those gates of righteousness, He flung them wide so that people like me and you could follow Him in.
What a saviour! What an incredible God, who loves us unimaginably and died so that we could enter into abundant life with Him. WOOO HOOO!