The Narrow Path

The broad path, is the one I chose early in my life…
Careless times of living, not giving heed to what lay ahead, on this road of misery and strife
Anger, deceit, and treachery, companions they became
Lawless, reckless, destitute, these became my middle name……
Then something strange happened to me, I cannot begin to explain
But this much, I can tell you, I never was the same, I changed…
A faith woman, came to town one day, she preached a little sermon, about the straight and narrow way
Broad is the road that leads to destruction, hear this story, she wailed…
Narrow is the road that will lead you away from Hell…
Where gnashing of teeth is heard and the worm never dies,
Listen to me, she cried…
Get off the road your walking, let Jesus be your guide
Follow in His footsteps they lead to eternal life!”
I cried, I am a wretched, poor, lost sinner…not worthy of anything but death
She laughed and shouted, “That’s perfect, you’re the one he’s been looking for
A little lost lamb he came to save he’s knocking at your hearts door…”
Tears that flow like the river ran down my face that day
I’ve never been the same since, now; I’m walking the narrow way…
There is a way that seems right to man, but the ends thereof are death…
On the narrow path you’ll meet the one where wonders never cease…
You’ll lie down and sleep in his embrace where there’s perfect love and peace…
I’ve come to know what true life, is really all about…on this secluded narrow path
I’ll live and laugh and shout!
Broad, is the pathway, that will take you straight to Hell…
Narrow, is the pathway that will show you the way out!
By: Marla Shaw O’Neill 6/17/2015©
Photo by: Sallie Gandy Henry

I love the Lord Jesus Christ and am passionate about writing. I hope you enjoy the blog and come to visit often.
Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
“Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2: 2-4

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