Narrow Gate, Narrow Road
Written by Rise & Shine on May 4, 2021
If we focus solely on avoiding hell, we may have missed the point of Grace that makes life worth living.
I can stand completely still and not end up in bad places or situations; but the same is true of the good places and situations as well. OR to look at it scripturally… just because I’m not taking the wide gate and easy road that leads to destruction, doesn’t exactly mean that I’ve begun to walk through the narrow gate and onto the hard road that leads to life. (Matt 7: 13-14) I wonder if some of those who don’t find the narrow road aren’t still sitting at the crossroads trying to not make the wrong choice?
Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and [d]difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Matthew 7: 13-14
The narrow road is hard for me personally not because of what I have to give up, but because of what I have to START doing. Loving someone who may not be too lovable… forgiving someone who has wounded me deeply… helping someone who would spend all of their energy trying to let people know how wrong I am in my belief or that may seek my destruction… all very, VERY hard. But that is what Christ did for me so that I could find a place in Heaven. And if it’s the way He says we get there, then that’s the way I have to go.
So I take one step, then another, and I focus on the destination and not the cliff I could fall from as I walk. I invite you to do the same. And hey, since we all HAVE to move to get there anyway, why not make the journey together?