Go back in time and think about our Lenten Devotionals when we talked about Jesus being The Good Shepherd. The first 2 verses in Matthew Chapter 7:13-14 once again bring us back to Jesus being our Shepherd and leading the way. “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 the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Friends, the gate that leads us to eternal life is small and the road is narrow, there is only one way and, the Good News is, that is through our Savior, Jesus Christ. However, not everybody knows that way and unfortunately it is on the narrow side so when people aren’t looking for the Good Shepherd, they are liable to walk through the wide one and miss the narrow one all together.
However, just like Jesus is our Good Shepherd, we can also help to be a Good Shepherd to those we come in contact with. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying – Preach the Gospel and if necessary, use words. We are called to be other people’s Bibles. Our lives might be the only Bible they will ever read. Be sure not to take this task lightly. Stay connected in the Word, stay faithful in your prayer life, and help others to see the narrow gate might just be around the next bend. Pick up your staff and let’s help to lead everyone Home.
Help us to be Good Shepherds just like You, help us to lead others to our Savior Jesus Christ. Please help us to keep our eyes focused on the narrow gate and lead others to it as well. We thank You for Your grace, mercy, and love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.