Meet my mighty gate keeper,
the keeper of my gate.
Don’t you dare think him diminutive
His legendary exploits,
and grand repute belies
the apparent contradiction
to his unimpressive size.
Don’t think that he’s a pushover
because he’s rather small,
That’s just what all the others thought
that led them to their fall.
So now you have my warning
and are left without defence.
If you should try to breech my gate
his wrath he will dispense!
I’ve a soft spot for these little guys and have seen too many of them fall easy prey to neighborhood cats, so I like to imagine them as mighty creatures in disguise, and fell foes of those who suppose them otherwise.
Of course, there was once a time when meekness concealed true might, and that was when Jesus Christ, the Almighty God, came as a babe, lived as a child, and suffered and died as a truly righteous man (the only one ever) at the hands of sinful men, in order to pay sin’s penalty for everyone who will come to Him in faith and receive Him as Lord.
Jesus spoke about gates – a narrow gate and a wide gate, each the beginning of a different “way.” He said that all people are going through one or the other of these gates and travelling one or the other of these ways.
He stands as the gatekeeper of the narrow gate, and none may pass through without His admittance, but His loving grace will open readily for the very vilest and the worst of the wretched who will simply trust in Him alone for their righteousness. He opened to me.
Which is your gate and which way are you on? If you are reading this, it’s not too late to repent.
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”Christ Jesus, quoted in Matthew, Chapter 7, verses 13-14
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