”… But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it…" (Matthew 7:14 NIV)
When one of our sons was little, he attended kindergarten. One day they taught about the human body. The teacher was talking about how it looked inside the body and showed pictures of the stomach, kidneys, lungs and heart. When they came to the heart our son raised his hand and said: "It is where Jesus lives". We do not know how the young teacher reacted, but our son told his dad afterwards about the incident and said: "But they did not understand what I said." And so we had to explain that the heart is a purely physical part of the body, but the Bible also speaks of the heart as an invisible place in our innermost, our life center, which can be filled with the self, but was actually created as the place of intimate communion with the living God.
Since that day we have tried to make our children aware that the vast majority of people do not believe as we do. Most people do not want to know about Jesus and that He is a contemporary ’actual and acting.’ The vast majority of people take a wide path, even if it results in errors and there are few who will reach the narrow gate that leads to Life. But we have also tried to explain that the majority is not always right.
Jesus, thank You that You want to enter into and stay in our hearts. Thank you for wanting to take control of our lives and thank you that we may walk the narrow path which is the only one that leads us where we ought to go.