Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wide Is The Road

“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


Usually, a wide open road seems to be greatly desired for those who enjoy getting away from everything and duct taping the throttle back. It is the most comfortable way to ride indeed.  It is easy to enjoy your self, enjoy the things that the world has to offer and definitely no problem to follow others that are heading down this broad road. But Jesus calls us to a different path in our walk with Him.


Now imagine that you are driving your bike down a very narrow road that is barely big enough for your bike to ride on. As you putt down this narrow path there are many obstacles along the way. Dogs jump at your tires. Deer run out and run along side of you making your heart race.  Every once in a while a deer will run behind you and you can hear their hoof click on the pavement. A long ways off you can see a small gateway that is only big enough for your bike to fit through. As you enter the narrow gate you get to experience what, according to Jesus, few get to find. Life. Life more abundantly. Jesus said that He came that we may have life, and have it more abundantly.


While it may not be the most 'popular' road to take, know that the road that Christ has called you to is the only way. In John 14:6, Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me."


Some people may mock you, make fun of you, hurt you, despise you, or try to bring you down but in the end you stay focused on the mission ahead of you. Keep on that narrow road. Don't look back or around you. Keep your eyes on the cross. Stay on the narrow path that leads to life. Be one of the few that find it and share it with others around you that are going down the broad road towards destruction.
Live for Him because He died for you.


Faith Riders Road Captain,
Jamie Newton


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