The title of this video grabbed my attention immediately. We live in the “Age of Comfort”- from our comfortable chairs to our comfortable shoes to our often all-too-comfortable faith. Not that comfort is inherently wrong, just that it can lull us towards choosing the paths of least resistance. By contrast, Jesus invites us to choose narrow roads, a narrow gate, and to take up our crosses and walk challenging paths. He also promised that “in this world you will have trouble”, a Bible promise few claim as comfort. Yet, without exception, it is the hard paths, tough times, the “dangers, toils, and snares” that serve to grow and stretch and mature us in Him.
So watch, be inspired and encouraged, and let’s choose our paths wisely and well.