"But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." NIV
"Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."KJV
We live in a world where we have interstate highways and GPS systems that give us the most direct route to the place we are going. It makes our travelling so much easier and saves us time and gasoline. That's all well and good for earthly travelling. When it comes to the spiritual journey to eternal life with our Lord, it is a totally different story. There are no shortcuts. There is no wide 4 lane major road. There is no straight shot. The way is very narrow. It is so inconvenient and it is not the way we would choose. It is rocky and treacherous with many dangers along the way. Because of these things, the narrow path to eternal life is travelled by very few. It is bypassed, overlooked or simply rejected. But, it is the only way that leads to life.
Heavenly Father, we thank You that You have provided the Way for us to get to You. Even though the path is narrow and difficult, it is a journey that gives us such a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and closeness with You, that it is worth every step on that narrow pathway. You are always with us, right beside us as we travel it. We praise and thank You in Jesus' name, Amen.