Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Gate



 "But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it." 
Matthew 7 v 14


It beckons silently, standing strong amidst the whispering trees,
enticing me gently with the promise of what is to come.
Uncertain of the future, fearful of taking the next step,
treading with care, my unsure footprints leave their mark.

Swinging open with ease, proudly displaying the beauty laid before me,
overwhelming at first glance and impossible to fully absorb.
Drawing innocently to a close, the latch bangs firmly shut,
as the noise echoes in the silence, bringing with it an air of finality.

Retreating from the darkness of the fenced in woods,
 splendour and vastness beyond my wildest imagination.
Wandering through to discover light, space and new growth,
thankful for the courage that drew me through to the other side.



I am linking this post up with 'My Picture: His Words' over at Mummy from the Heart.

5 comments:

  1. That gate could so easily be here, it is a fab photo and excellent paring with His words. Thanks Suzanne. Mich x

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  2. what words! Mich says it spot on already - a great match of photo and words. xxx

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  3. Thanks guys. I studied this picture during a retreat day and these words came to me. Plucked up the courage to write them down!

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  4. I guess that in the context of the Sermon on the Mount this narrow gate is to stoop with Him into a humble stable. to walk a narrow path that ultimately leads to a tight spot called Calvary - not the obvious place to find 'splendour and vastness beyond my wildest imagination.
    Wandering through to discover light, space and new growth,' but as Suzanne says 'thankful' that we had the courage to follow.

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