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Big Gate but No Fence

I’ve watched with curiosity as a property, on my way to work, has taken shape these past two years.

First, the owner built a house. Then, he built another one. Finally, he added a large garage in between them.

This was just the beginning. Next, the creative fellow added lots of landscaping, a large fountain, and two lion sculptures–to guard the main entrance.

But, it’s his latest addition that leaves me pondering a biblical application. The man erected two huge brick columns, one behind each lion, and mounted a metal arch over the top. It’s quite the fancy gate. But here’s the thing: there’s no fence connected to either side.

Go through the narrow gate, because the gate to hell is wide and the road that leads to it is easy, and there are many who travel it. 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 7:13-14 (GNT)

Kind reader, the broad boulevard that leads to destruction is all too easy to find and entices many a traveler. Yet there is no security surrounding it. On the other hand, the narrow gate comes with 360 degree protection.

You are all around me on every side; you protect me with your power.

Psalm 139:5
Photo by Alan Kearns, my brother in Christ from the Kingdom of Fife 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

You hem me in–behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.

Psalm 139:5 (NIV)

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️

By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

35 replies on “Big Gate but No Fence”

I always appreciate your perspective, Nancy! The sheep analogy is a great one; we most certainly need a shepherd—whether we acknowledge it or not. Psalm 139:5 is a perfect scripture for this post. I will edit and put it at the end. God Bless!

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For sure David, feel free to use anything from me brother – it all belongs to Him, not me.😁
What is for dinner then? Something tasty I hope.
My Lord’s Day post will be up in three minutes, and I will be going to bed soon.
God bless you and your family brother, Amen.

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Happy almost tomorrow in Scotland, brother. It’s dinner time here. This is actually the second time I’ve used your excellent photo for a post. The first time I asked permission. I figured this time it was ago to share it again. 😊God’s best to the Kearns clan. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿


A truly great post and illustration from life David. It will be interesting to hear how the gentleman proceeds with his project. The Narrow Path is one of the best descriptions of the Christian Journey in Scripture in my opinion. Funny enough there is another photo taken about half a mile from that path that I named the Narrow Gate, which is one of my favourite photos of Formonthills. Thank you for using my wee photo and blessing me today brother, God bless you today 🙏

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I always find a healthy challenge in your posts, David.
As an aside I grew up a stone’s throw from the Kingdom of fife. There are lovely little paths like this all over Scotland (and the whole of the UK) 🙂

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It’s been interesting, to say the least, Bridget, and it’s still going on! I assume the gentleman plans to build a nice split-rail fence around the whole property. But, at the moment, it’s just a big ole gate. The biblical parallel is clear.
Thanks for stopping by! God Bless.

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The world will try to entice to the broad boulevard. But thankfully our Lord and Savior lovingly guides us to the best path. Thank you for sharing! Great post and great story. I bet it was fun watching the development on that property.

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