The Scenic Route

Have you ever taken the scenic route? We once took the scenic route in Colorado it was supposed to be a short cut. We could cut through on this road to south of Cripple Creek (Colorado) and then over to Colorado Springs. It looked like only about 20 miles from the turn off to Cripple Creek. Probably only take us 30 minutes.

When we turned off on the scenic route we immediately noticed that it wasn’t paved but then it wasn’t that bad of a road. There was quite a bit of traffic too. But within a couple of miles the highway had narrowed and it was much rougher. The road was so narrow there was no way to turn around. Thankfully, there was no traffic heading south while we were going north. It would have been a long way to back up! I was beginning to wish that I had a four wheel drive (Knocked a muffler and tailpipe loose and finally lost it before arriving home.). It began to rain, and I began to pray that we wouldn’t slide off into one of the canyons. Four hours later we arrived in Cripple Creek, a little older and wiser.

Jesus says in Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

Before you take that beautiful scenic short cut, you just might want to check it out a little. Because you may not be able to turn around and go back the other way once you have entered in. 

(Are you on the road that leads to life?)

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