The Narrow Gate
Updated: Jun 2, 2021
Over the last 6 or so months the path we’ve been traveling down as a family has felt excruciatingly lonely at times. It’s even often felt like the wrong one to take. We’ve discussed with friends and family who have felt the exact same way. What a comfort it is to know we’re not alone!
We don’t believe that there are more than two genders. We don’t believe that there is any circumstance where it is acceptable for a woman to kill her unborn baby. We don’t believe that racism will ever be cured by any secular strategy. We don’t believe that you should separate your faith convictions and your ballot decisions. The list goes on.
But we don’t just believe those things because we think we are right or our certain set of circumstances have “proven” them to be true. We believe these things because God has spoken them and we submit to His word, not our feelings. The Bible says in Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
So if you’ve felt real lonely or crazy for walking the path you’re on because not many have joined you, keep going. Stay faithful. Don’t buckle under the pressure of what the world is screaming. Don’t be tossed to and fro and carried about by every wind of doctrine (Eph. 4:14) Look to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of your faith (Heb. 12:2). Be encouraged! Pray! Read scripture! Stay the path, my friend. It may be narrow and unpopular and lonely, but it’s your calling.
Be comforted by these words from Jesus,
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” John 15:18-19