The road gets ever narrower and the the climb becomes steeper, the deeper that the saint walks into the Kingdom of God. There is no way back , nothing to go back too, there is only onwards and upwards no matter what the road ahead holds. When the world observes the saint who walks in the kingdom they merely see with natural eyes. When they see trials and tribulations they see somehow failure and rejection. But our trials are the chisel blows. The great Sculptor is shaping us that we may rightly fit into one glorious temple, a dwelling place for our Lord.
Who will yield to the chisel’s blow? Who will stand firm in the midst of trials and afflictions and persecutions? Who will embrace such a walk that against the blackest backdrop our light shines out and testifies of His glory? Will ye yield Christian? Will you allow yourself to be shaped? Will you stretch out your own hands for the Master’s cause? Can you rejoice in the deepest valley?
The strongest blows against the enemies Kingdom is the joyful noise that arises from the deepest valleys. In a place where others weep and gnash and despair, the man or woman of God, the Kingdom saint, rejoices in His Lord and the devil is silenced. Jesus prepares a table before us in the presence of our enemies. Have you oh Christian sat at this table? It is the table of the Lord and goodness and mercy follows us all the days of our walk along the narrow way.