It’s a quiet, Saturday morning in my corner of the world. The sound of a distant train horn and its rumble down the tracks seems to fit the cooler temperature. The birds are chirping near my window. A creature is clawing and scratching as it calculates the safest path to preservation beyond the edge of our house.
In my morning quiet time, the characters of Caleb and Joshua were discussed. Ordinary men who decided to take the adventure with God. How’s your adventure going with God?
Matthew 7:14 says,
“But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Psalm 139:5 says,
“You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.”
It seems to me the Lord is the Provider of a safe path in life. Our nature, however, doesn’t like to be led along as a gentle Shepherd would lead. We want to gallop the hills unbridled and call that freedom. That is until we get an injury or fall down. Then we might consider being led as only the gentle Shepherd could lead us, was willing to lead us,
from the beginning.
We mistake freedom. We think freedom is wide open spaces, our own choices, our own path. The Lord demands that we walk with Him to be free. To take the narrow path, to stay so close to Him that we actually sense Him around us…keeping us safe. That’s something to ponder. A lifelong journey, however long our lives are, walking with the Lord. There is a path to freedom with our Lord.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. Matthew 7:13