Freeways and Frontage Roads

When I was growing up, at about the age of 18 to 20, there came the time of the the super highways or Freeways- Up until that time all the areas around me were serviced by mostly 2 lane 2 way highways with some short 4 lane areas for passing or hills-

But then came the Super Highways- I worked construction on the Freeway that would run all across the United States,, two lanes divided by a median going each direction !!! What a great upgrade to the ole 2 lane back roads with long lines of traffic on busy or hazardous days !!!

The main problem with Freeways is that they are built for speed and covering a lot of country without interruptions !!! This is all well and good until you needed to turn off to get somewhere not directly serviced by the Freeways- To solve this problem most all Freeways had a, what we called a Frontage road, that ran parallel to them with an exit from the freeway every few miles onto these frontage roads- You would get off the Freeway and onto a Frontage road to get to the towns or areas around the Freeway !!

Following this same concept,,,, lets look at the Freeway of Life !!!

Lets say we are all born onto a Great Long Freeway complete with our own lane as we speed through life !! We are all together on this Super Freeway speeding along through our lives- Sometimes it is going where we want to go (we think) and other times it is going in a direction we don’t want to go (feeling something is not right) ,,,, so how do we get off this Freeway so we can get to where we want to be or more importantly,,, where we need to be !!!

As we come of age, we realize that this Life Freeway does not go on forever !!! There is a point, down the Freeway, that everything comes to an end !!! This is when we begin to realize that we are actually on the “Highway to the Danger Zone” (yes that is the title of a song from the 80’s by Kenny Loggins,,, made more famous as the main theme for the movie “Top Gun”) So what can we do and how can we get off this dangerous highway ???

Well that is where the Frontage Road comes into play- The catch is that there is only one exit onto this Frontage Road from the Freeway and you have to take it before you reach the end of the Freeway or it is too late to exit !!!

This Frontage Road is owned and operated by the Lord Jesus Christ and in order to exit onto it,,, you have to ask and receive his free gift of Salvation !!! The instant you Believe in him (Son of God), Admit you are a sinner, Ask for forgiveness, and desire to Repent in your heart,,,, you immediately exit the Freeway of this physical life and are cruising down the Frontage road of Spiritual life into Eternity in Heaven with Jesus !!!

So what if you don’t ever choose to exit this Freeway of Life (It is your choice only,,, no one can do it for you) ???

Well this Dangerous Highway turns into the Highway to Hell and once you reach the end without exit,,, it is too late to exit !!!

As the Bible states pretty clearly:

Matthew 7:13-14 NLT

[13] “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad (Freeway), and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. [14] But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road (Frontage Road) is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” I added the parenthesis !!

So folks,,, we are all headed down the Freeway of Life until we choose to take the one and only exit onto the Frontage Road to Salvation !!!

God Bless !!!

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