The Exiled Road is a lonely business. So come with me along the way.
It’s the road just on the other side of the narrow gate.
It’s a narrow, but straight, smooth road, yet with valleys and mountain tops, potholes and ruts.
The one who built it, the Master builder promises abundant life while on it.
It’s a road of denial, not indulgence, of obedience not rebellion.
Not for you? Doesn’t sound abundant?
Patience, I haven’t told you the rest.
It’s a road of peace, not violence; a road of delight, not despair; a road of joy, not depression; a road of love, not hate.
Other roads may seem wide and easy to travel, but their end is destruction and death.
Go down the Exiled Road with me. The Master Builder, who created all things, including you and me, holds all things together, including you and me, by the power of his word.
Traveling with us he guides us, helps us, comforts us and waits to welcome us home at the end of the road.
So come with me. Hear him calling? Take my hand we will go together.
Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few (Matthew 7:13-14).
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10).
These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth (Hebrews 11:13).