The Narrow Way

Steven Laman

READ : Matthew 7:13-23

I use an electric wheelchair to get around. My family didn’t have to buy an expensive lift to get me into our van because my wheelchair can climb steep inclines. I use two six-foot aluminum ramps. These ramps are not much wider than my tires. I have to get on those narrow pieces of aluminum just right. If I don’t, there is no way to get into the van.

Jesus talked about a narrow road that leads to heaven. He said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

It is hard to travel on the narrow road. To get on that road, we have to give up all we have and accept the fact that Jesus is the Son of God.

People like to watch as I get into the van. Often they say, “I could never do that.” I have to admit that it does take some practice, and sometimes I still mess up. Then I have to back down and start over. We can start over on the road to heaven too. When we mess up, all we have to do is to stop and ask for forgiveness. No matter what we have done, Jesus will forgive us because of the blood He shed on the cross. We don’t have to be perfect on the road; there is always forgiveness along the way.

PRAYER

We are so grateful, Father, that You made it possible for us to travel on the narrow road. For Jesus’ sake. Amen.