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Some of my favorite passages in the Bible are when Jesus speaks bluntly about who He is and His purpose for coming into this world. John 10:9 says, I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come and go out, and find pasture. There is no question that Jesus came to us to become the gate by which we enter into salvation and into real relationship with God. Jesus does not mince words and makes it clear that He is the only way. Whether we choose to believe, and in turn follow Him, is up to us. But when we do, we find all we need; pastures that sustain all our needs.