“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14.
It was a sunny morning in Fife, a gentle breeze had the trees swaying and swishing rhythmically. Clouds sailed overhead, thunderous dark ones in the distance…”please stay away,” I prayed silently. I wanted to enjoy my hill walk in dryness. Such walks are peaceful and restorative to me, God is good.
My thoughts turn to His majestic creation (which I have been reading in Job) as I see little frogs crossing the path. God knows each of them I am sure, such is His attention to detail. As I reach the highest point of my walk I face the narrow path in the picture I share today. It reminds me often of the scripture in Matthew 7 about the narrow gate, and also of the narrow path in “Pilgrim’s Progress.”
As Christians we choose to walk the Narrow Way in our lives, following our Lord and Saviour daily. Hopefully never straying from the path He sets for us, but not despairing if we do do wander off route. The path never moves, it us who strays occasionally and we can find the path again by following Him. Keeping on the the Way of The Lord is not easy in this world, there are many tracks tempting us to lead us astray. There are no other ways to God, only Jesus Christ knows The Way. Dear reader let us endeavour to stand strong, walking forward on the Narrow Way. Through His Word and prayer He empowers us, guiding us daily.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6
All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth
To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. Psalm 25:10