Still time to take narrow road
To the editor:
Life’s journey lasts only so long, as evidenced by the obituaries in the daily newspaper. For some it is shorter than for others. And then what? In our journey through life everyone stands at a crossroad where there are two roads (gates) but only one choice.
Two sign posts there offer directions to all passerby’s. The one says “God’s Way” and is very narrow. The other which says “my own way” is very broad and lists an array of experiences to be enjoyed without mentioning the actual destination. It is a road of compromise, morality without absolutes, changing values, promoting various lifestyles, celebrating “unity in diversity” in religions while intolerance is encouraged and justified at the mention of God’s laws. Satan deceitfully and often in disguise, is “directing traffic.” Words such as “judgment” and “hell” are not popular, although that is exactly what is at the end of the road.
The road (gate) marked “God’s Way” is narrow and points to “the Father’s House.” This road is the way of the cross, biblical truth, a walk of obedience and often personal sacrifice. It’s a beautiful road where broken lines are mended and the traveler finds rest for his soul. Even in times of danger the Lord walks with each traveler every step of the way and even during hardships he has a deep peace and joy, hope and love because his eyes are fixed on the end of the road.
At “the Father’s House” is eternal paradise beyond comprehension. At the end of the other road, in contrast, is everlasting fire and torment with Satan rejoicing in his success!
The crossroads — with two roads (gates) — a choice each of us makes. But thank God, one can change his mind, and hopefully at some point a person on the broad road would realize that his choice was wrong and he would change his course. The Lord will welcome him with open arms unto the narrow road.
The Bible says in Matthew 7:13-14: “Enter through the narrow gate, the gate is wide and the road is wide that leads to hell, and many people enter through that gate. But the gate is small and the road is narrow that leads to true life. Only a few people find that road.”
It is my sincere prayer that you would choose the narrow road before it is too late.