Sunday, 12 November 2006

The Narrow and Wide Gates

By Lucy Wall

Inspired by Matthew 7:13-14

“The Narrow And Wide Gates” is the first poem I wrote after giving my heart to Jesus in August 2006. I felt inspired to write it after reading Matthew 7:13-14 which reads: “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 narrow is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.”

Immediately after reading these verses I started to picture very clearly in my mind the two contrasting gates which Matthew describes. I began to write down what I could see in my mind’s eye and as the poem developed I realised I was writing about the spiritual journey I had just been on as the Holy Spirit called my heart to follow Jesus.