Her doctor is in Tamarac Fl. which is 80 miles away. After her doctor's appointment, we ran a few errands and ate lunch. On the way out of town, we notice a couple of helicopters hovering overhead. Wondering what this was all about I turned down a street in their general direction. I completely misjudged their location because in a minute I was in the middle of a traffic jam. A local high school was on lockdown, and every parent, policeman, fireman and news reporter was there. Bad idea.
It made a quick turn and got out of that mess and headed to the nearest exit to the Sawgrass Expressway. Only to find another police officer blocking the exit ramp. There was an accident on the Expressway shutting it down. So a quick U-Turn and back into town.
For the next 20 minutes, I am driving in the wrong direction. Away from the congestion caused from a school lockdown and snarled traffic jams. Where was I going? What was I doing? But I remembered. I lived in Coral Springs 21 years ago. While the town has changed and the buildings have changed the streets are still the same. So I started taking back roads and short cuts to my desired destination.
Matthew 7:13-14 Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
So many people were just following the traffic in hopes that the mob of cars would lead them to their final destination. So many people are living their lives that way. They hope that everyone else knows how to get to heaven. But that isn't true. The easy way isn't the right way.
You know the way to heaven. It isn't easy, but you know it. It is the road less traveled. But you know the way. It may look like you are headed in the wrong direction. Some may even try to flag you down and give you "better" directions but don't' listen to them. You know the way. Follow God, he will lead you where He wants you to be every day.