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The Wrong Road, the Right Turn

Enter through the narrow gate, For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.  Matthew 7:13-14 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.My wife and I were traveling to my son’s home in another part of the state.

I had entered his address in the GPS and was following the given directions. We made good time, and the journey was pleasant with a lot of beautiful sights and sunshine along the way.

As we got closer to his town, the GPS told me to make a right turn onto a secondary road. Unsure, and a little hesitant, I made the turn. As my wife and I traveled down the road, trees on both sides shaded the road until they blocked out the sunlight. Soon, it grew darker, and my GPS went silent. We both became somewhat fearful because we didn’t know where we were or where the road might lead.

I told my wife I was going to turn around and return to the main highway because I felt sure this was the wrong way. She agreed. Once we got back to the main highway, I realized the right way was a little farther up. I had turned too soon.

Once I reached the next road and turned right, the sunlight returned, and the GPS gave me assurance we were going in the right direction. Soon, we arrived at our destination, and our son, daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren greeted us with hugs.

Getting on the wrong road and going the wrong way is easy. If we do, we need to turn around and get back on the road that leads to the Father in heaven. He waits for our arrival. In the meantime—as we travel the right road—we need to listen to God’s Word because it will keep us going the right way as we journey through life.

Are you on the right road?

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Bennett Schiller

Bennett Joseph Schiller is a retired State Senior Technology Manager and retired Baptist Pastor of Education. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of South Carolina and his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Columbia International University. He is a husband, father, and grandfather and enjoys reading, writing, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.