If you happen to be reading this and have not yet put your faith in Christ, I implore you to make a decision for him today. You may be wondering if Jesus is the right choice for you. You may be exploring other options, thinking that there are several ways to heaven, as if the path to a heavenly afterlife is a smorgasbord where you can just choose the one that is right for you. But I’m here to tell you that there is only one way to heaven, only one truth, and the bible tells us that only a few find it. Jesus says in Matthew 7:13-14:
"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 is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
You see, there are several types of religions in the world. Billions of people follow a number of different paths. Some paths may even encourage good behavior. They may help others think of the less fortunate. Some may help people to think more holistically and to focus on how their actions affect the world and others around them. But even still, these beliefs without Jesus, still lead to destruction. Some people don’t even consider Jesus or an afterlife as an important pursuit, and may consider family and friends the end all to life’s master plan. But Jesus tells us that there is only one way to eternal life in heaven and it is only through him. Ultimately, only a few find it. In one instance the bible compares the kingdom of heaven to a pearl in the field. A man sold all he had to buy the field just so that he could get the pearl. True believers know that finding that narrow gate is like finding that rare pearl. Not everyone is willing to take that plunge; to make that commitment. But those few who do, will be on the one and only path that leads to heaven.
Jesus makes a serious statement in Matthew 7. He tells us plainly that we have to enter through the narrow gate. To enter heaven, we will be making a choice that only a few make. The bible also tells us that it is the Holy Spirit who draws people to God. These words that I’m speaking, by themselves, can’t change a mind or open a heart. But coupled with the Holy Spirit, they just might. So, I pray that if you haven’t found the narrow path that leads to heaven that you do today. It is the most important decision that anyone can make this side of eternity.