“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.”
(Matthew 7:13-14 NIV).
As you know, I was in Kentucky this past week. While I was there, the preacher and I called on some people who lived high in the hills. As one local described it, “that place is not at the end of the earth, but you can see it from there!”
I have never experienced travelling on such narrow roads! Most of them were barely wide enough for a single vehicle let alone two at the same time. There were a lot of places where you couldn’t even pull off to the side to let someone pass because there was no side! In such cases, you simply had to back up until you found a wide enough space. Needless to say, it was an exhilarating adventure!
It got me to thinking about this scripture. The preacher said something very significant. He said, “Don’t worry Bruce, these roads are so narrow hardly anyone travels on them and the chance we might actually meet somebody is very slim.” He was right. I’d guess we travelled more than 25 miles during the time I was on those roads and we only encountered two vehicles. Jesus was right when He said:
“Only a few find that narrow road that leads to life.”