Rev. Peter Greiner
Sun 11 Dec
When travelling around the countryside to visit people on farms one of the unwritten rules that you obey is to leave the gates as you find them. If the gate is shut then you make sure you shut it after you have gone through. Or if it is open you leave it open.
The reason for leaving gates as you find them is so that the sheep or cattle can have access to water and feed, or to keep them separate.
In the sermon Jesus is preaching, towards the end, He starts talking about gates – wide and narrow gates. Each gate allows you to enter a certain destination. The wide gate, if entered, leads you to a path of destruction. The narrow gate, if found leads to life.
Which gate will you enter? Sadly, as Jesus indicated, many choose the wide gate for it is an easier gate to enter through, and do not realise that the destination of that gate will not be easy at all. Choose carefully the gate you will enter. Make sure you have done your research on the destinations of each gate. You would not want to end up in a paddock that has no feed or water for you.