The Narrow Road

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By Cecil Bowling - Faith Pentecostal Church

During my senior year of high school, I lived with my grandparents. My grandparents lived, at that time, a mile off the main dirt road. The joke around there was the sun set between Somerset and their house.

In order to get to their house you have to drive up one side of a big hill, when you get to the top you make a right turn and go down one side. You drove for five miles through the valley then you turned down their little dirt road.
This little dirt road was narrow and full of holes you could lose a car in. As a matter-of-fact, a car could only go about half a mile, then you had to get out and walk the rest of the way. A 4-wheel drive truck worked better, but you still had to be careful. On one-side, a big hill, on the other side was a drop off.
Holes in the road big enough to center a truck and then you would be stuck. So driving down this road you were dodging all kinds of obstacles.
Walking wasn’t much better. It was easier to dodge the holes, there were creeks to cross on the way and of course, the ever present copperhead snake. It was wise to walk in the daylight and stay in the center of the road.
Matthew 7:14  says “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
Our walk with the Lord is the same way. It’s a narrow road, very few are actually on it. There are tribulations and trials on this road. Satan, that snake, does lurk on the edges of the road looking for his next victim.
This road can be navigated though. When we have the word of God, it lights our path (Psalm 119:105).
The Holy Spirit is there to guide us. God doesn’t leave us to walk this narrow path alone. Jesus is there with us. Though there may be few on the road, the road can be traveled. Though there are not many on it, doesn’t mean that it is empty. There are other Christians on this road. We can help each other make it home.