Monday 16 July, 2018

Matthew 7:13-14

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

God, how is it that I found this narrow gate? Why me? Why should I be so fortunate and blessed to have found Jesus when so many others don’t? Why have you expended so many resources to save me – my Christian family heritage, my church where I’ve been planted, my friends who have walked with me, the people who trained and studied and prayed to see me enter this rare salvation? And that’s not even mentioning the spiritual war that angels have waged against forces I can’t even imagine to protect me from the broad way.

And then there’s the blood.

Unfathomable and incalculable – the blood of the Creator poured out to secure me!

Why?

It can’t be contained. It can’t be just for me. Lord, what about my friends? Lord, what about my family members who don’t know You yet?  What about my beautifully kind neighbours and workmates who are, as I write this, walking blindly on the broad way? What can I do Lord, to help them not choose the way so many will? What words can I speak that will help them see the narrow path?

Lord, please save them too! Amen

Written by Boudy VanNoppen

2 replies
  1. Andrew says:

    B
    Beautifully expressed.
    Why are we so fortunate?
    And how can we please know how to help our friends neighbors workmates through the gate that now seems so obvious?
    Andrew

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