May 02 – Wrong Gate

Well known author Max Lucado went to a Portland Maine airport to catch a flight to Boston. After checking his bag he got his ticket and went to the gate, past security, took a seat and waited and waited and waited for the flight to be called. Finally, when he inquired, the attendant informed him “You are at the wrong gate Mr. Lucado.” This sounds like many of us when we think about how to get to heaven. We check in at the gate of good works, church attendance and so on, but no call for our destination comes. We are at the wrong gate. Since nobody can be good enough to earn his or her way to heaven, Jesus reminds us, “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. That is because Jesus is the only gate. He said, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell