Openings and closings, the beginning and the end. Doors are opportunities and unfortunately they mark finality. Each door or gate is an entrance, and it is also a barrier. When you see a door, you anticipate a passage. Your mind prepares to go through a portal, moving from one area to another you look around in expectation of what will be different. I love doors. I love gates, and I love all the different doors, gates and entrances at the farm.
So many of them are hanging on their last nail (literally).
Feed Storage Doors
Hay Loft Doors
All of these doors, gates and passageways spark an expectation of something on the other side. You can’t tell me that you don’t wonder, even just a little bit, what is on the other side of each door. Even if it is a dark snake covered attic, it is a childlike desire to open up a door and peak around the corner in expectation of something cool, something new and something different. Reaching out to grab that door knob is like turning a key; it is the beginning of the adventure.
Did you know that for the biggest adventure of all, the one that holds the most expectation, “Small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life and only few find it” (Matthew 6:14). The door I chose to walk through, has a gate with a very small opening and the path on the other side is bumpy and narrow. The key however, is faith in Jesus Christ. He is the key to this narrow entrance. Jesus never says that the narrow gate is easy; in fact, it leads to a “hard” road, one that will take us through hardships and difficult decisions.
Do not look for a wide open path; one that is paved and easy to travel. It is paved with many religions and man’s human efforts to do good. I know it is comfortable and even tempting to take this path. Wouldn’t most of us rather run on a newly paved road than on a bumpy, muddy trail?
Even though the gate is narrow, it is NOT exclusive. Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For EVERYONE who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
My friend, I hope you will go ahead and open this door. I would love for you to traverse the narrow bumpy path in front of you. I encourage you to challenge yourself, and grasp hold of eternal life. A life greater than anything we could desire or hope for.