The Journey

Matthew 7:13-14

Robert Frost wrote a poem entitled "The Road Not Taken." It is brief - four stanzas, twenty lines - but in that space, he reminds us of an important truth. He writes of walking down a road through a wood that suddenly branches out to become two. He stands at the fork, wondering which way he should take. He would like to travel both, and tells himself that whichever he chooses he will come back another time to explore the other way. But then he writes:

Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. 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.

I think we understand that Frost was writing about more than a walk in the woods. He was telling us that there are opportunities in life, and that we should choose our way carefully. He was telling us that sometimes we have to abandon the majority and choose the road less traveled.

Two thousand years before Robert Frost ever put pen to paper, Jesus spoke concerning the same thing. [2] Mt 7:13 -14 "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

Jesus spoke of the way 'less traveled'. He challenged us to make that choice. Many travel the broad way that leads to destruction, but we are admonished to choose the narrow way that leads to life. For 3 ½ years while He ministered here on this earth Jesus pointed us to the Way. The Way was not a path, but a Person. Jesus calls us to come unto Him in faith. Only then can we have the life that He promised.

All of us here today are on a journey. Our lives are but a moment of time in light of eternity. But our eternal destination will be determined by the choices we make in this life. Where our journey takes us will be determined by the path we choose to follow. In our text, Jesus spoke of two roads, one was broad and well traveled, but it leads to destruction. The other is narrow and less traveled, but it leads unto life…abundant life now and eternal life later!

Where is your journey taking you? Are you convinced that your path is correct or are you just hoping that you will wind up in the best place?

I would like to encourage you to make Jesus your choice today. Come to Him by faith and be assured of eternal life. Consider some thoughts about this journey.

I. It's a Journey from Sin to Salvation.

II. It's a Journey from Death to Life.

III. It's a Journey from Neglect to Commitment.

All of us are on the Journey, but we will not all arrive at the same destination. Where our Journey takes us is totally dependent upon the choices we make in this life.

Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

Will you come to Jesus today? Do not neglect the most important decision of your life. Christian, do you need to recommit your life today? Come now, the Savior is waiting.