The Panama Canal is indeed a marvel. Ships travelling from New York to San Francisco used to travel about 14,000 miles around the tip of South America to deliver goods. The canal opened on August 15, 1914, connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific, and cutting the journey in half.
Today, huge ships pass through it, clearing only a few inches each side. They deliver goods like petroleum, metals and grain. What would we do without it?
There is another marvel, a way from one place to another, which seemed impossible. But Jesus was crucified on the cross to pay the price for our sin, thereby conquering death.
That gateway is narrow too. The only clearance is through believing in Jesus, the son of God, raised from the dead, to life.
Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it. But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it. (Matthew 7:13-14, AMP)
What would we do without it?
Prayer – Lord, thank you that we walk through that gate, believing in Jesus. Amen