Echoes From the Campfire

The road before me now stretched long and lonely, a road I must walk with a gun in my hand.”
              –Louis L’Amour  (Silver Canyon)

    “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.”
              –Luke 13:24 (NKJV)
In my life I’ve traveled down various kinds of roads.  They varied from highways covered with black ice to washboard roads filled with dust.  There have been roads filled with mud, so that the vehicle slid from side to side as it continued to make its way up the canyon.  There have been roads covered with snow, roads that I could not see because of the fog, and of course those roads that were smooth with no obstacles.
    When I think of roads many images come to my mind.  I could reflect all days on the roads I’ve traveled.  Also, the poem by Robert Frost comes to mind.  Which road should be traveled.  There was a doubt in the traveler’s mind of which road to take, then it came to him he could come back to the first road, so he took the road less traveled.  Look at the last verse.”

         “I shall be telling this with a sigh
          Somewhere ages and ages hence:
          Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
          I took the one less traveled by,
          And that has made all the difference.”

    There is a choice for all to make:  which road?  The one with the glitter, the lights, the noise and the parties.  The one that has inns along the way with plenty of food for the traveler.  Or the one that is straight and narrow, the one wrought with obstacles and peril.

         “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
                   –Matthew 7:13-14(NKJV)

Once you are on the road to glory–live like it!  It is a road of holiness, not one of frivolity and debauchery.  It is one on which you become salt and light to the world, not one in which you partake of darkness and the things of the world.  Someone has said that, “Christianity is made for the road.”  That is so true, no matter what type of road you may travel, no matter what type of conditions you may face.  It is a narrow, one-lane road, one less traveled than the other.