The pilot of the company aircraft had been flying the corporate executives from one city to another on a whirlwind tour. After they landed, the plane serviced, and their meeting over, they would leave for another city.
One day the pilot decided he would have a little fun with his passengers and made the following announcement: “Gentlemen, there’s no cause for alarm, but I feel that you should know that we’ve been flying without a radio, compass, radar, or navigational beam for the last hour. I’m not sure where we are heading, but we are making great time.” They all gasped.
All of us are on a journey – to the Kingdom of Heaven or the kingdom of darkness and hell. Jesus once said that the only way to enter into God’s Kingdom is through a “narrow gate.” He did not say that it is impossible to enter the Kingdom, but that there was only one way to enter His Kingdom. Many individuals believe that they can find God without following His specific directions. So, they design their own plan to suit their own interests and meet their own needs. It is like traveling without a map or compass, a GPS or road signs. What they do seems right to them but they are going in the wrong direction - even though they enjoy it and make “great time.”
The “narrow gate” is coming to God through Jesus Christ as Savior and then making Him Lord.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for providing the way, the truth and life eternal through Your Son, our Savior. As citizens of Your Kingdom, may those around us see Your Son as the Lord of our lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Matthew 7:13-14 You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.