Message for February 6, 2011

The last thing any of us want is to wander aimlessly into the future not knowing what we are looking for or how to find it.  Walking in darkness is not an easy road to travel.  That is why the Scriptures encourage us to walk in the light.  It is easier to walk when you can see where you are walking. “Your word is a lamp into my feet and a light unto my path.”  Which way does the path lead?
In Matthew 7 Jesus said, “straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to life and few there are who find it.”  We must realize Jesus did not mean it was a hard way and many would not be able to live up to the task. It means the way is narrow because there are no alternative routes.
Jesus said, “I am the Way…”  Early Christians were called “people of the Way”.  The gate is straight because Jesus is the gate.  The way is narrow because He is the way.  Any effort to construct our own road through our works and morality get us off the “straight and narrow”.  This misdirects our path and ultimately cause us to “hit the wall” and miss the only door into the fold.

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