“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The Narrow Way

 by Macy Johnson

“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)


I am the driver designated to pull our new camper trailer. Someone asked me if I preferred hauling the 5,000 pound box on interstates or back roads. I answered, “Interstate!” They were surprised, and my reasons are simple. Small highways are curvy, hilly, and a favorite place for animals to cross from their hiding places in the woods nearby. Low hanging tree branches reach out, grab at our camper, and knock off awning caps. I admit to love the scenery of country roads, but they are more difficult for me to navigate as I pull a twenty-four foot trailer.


The interstate is wide open and straight with a steady speed. The only drawback is tractor trailers tend to suck me in when they pass. The sway bar package on my hitch helps to assuage that peril. The rear view camera mounted on my camper helps me see trucks coming and prepare for the shift.


The narrow way is more difficult to travel than the wide way. Isn’t that a perfect description of a life with Jesus? People of the world want us to follow them and accept their foolish ways. Jesus tells us to take the narrow way, a detour from the crowd. His Word today is the same as it was when He walked on this earth.

I will not follow those who say I must conform to the new ways of man and travel on the wide road with them. Jesus is the only Way, Truth, and Life.


I will follow Jesus on the narrow way. I hope you will, too!

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