But the gate to life is narrow and the way that leads to it is hard, and there are few people who find it. Matthew 7:14

When we talked about ‘The narrow Gate’ in the spiritual sense, it is quickly understood that it is referring to the gate which leads to heaven. While making his way to Jerusalem, someone asked him, “Sir will just few people be saved?” Jesus answered them, “Do your best to go through the narrow door; because many people will surely try to go in but will not be able.”

There are three famous gates of the greatest cities: Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem and the gates at Downing Street in London. They are famous and popular for tourism for their integrity. Tourists like to go there for visiting. It is easy to go to all these places on tourism.

Jesus once said that it was easier for a camel to go through “the eye of a needle’ than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Traditionally, ‘the eye of a needle’ was a small gate into the city of Jerusalem after dark. Jesus was actually asking the rich young man to give up his material attachment just as the camel needed to let go of its excess baggage. This means trusting God for entrance into the kingdom of heaven. He just went away sadly because he was very rich.

This rich young man as mentioned by Jesus was indeed had been finding the way to go in but not able because he did not do his best to let go of all his earthly wealth. The narrow gate was still a lesson to learn in his life-time.

Seek and trust in God is the key to unlock the gate of the narrow door.