The Road Less Traveled to Heaven


In the poem The Road Not Taken written by Robert Frost, the last stanza says

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and Ió
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

 
Some people believe that this poem should be interpreted as an assertion of individualism, while other critics have argued that it is a slightly mocking satire on a perennially hesitant walking partner of Frost's who always wondered what would have happened if he had chosen their path differently.  Which one of these interpretations is correct, or maybe even a combination of the two was Frost's intention, I can not say for certain.  However, I do know that I have always enjoyed this poem immensely when I have read it.

As I have grown older, as well as grown (hopefully!) spiritually, this last stanza in particular strikes a chord with me.  It immediately brings to mind the words of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who said, "Enter you in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby."  (Matthew 7:13)

One of the world's most beloved hymns, Amazing Grace, concludes with these words:

When we've been there ten thousand years bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise than when we first begun!

What a marvelous glimpse into eternity, and what a profound statement of the enormity and magnificence of God's grace!  So as the ages and ages will roll by in eternity we, too, will be able to look back with a sigh and know that because we chose to follow Jesus upon that road less traveled, we have been rewarded with that home in heaven with Him!  It was that choice, that same choice that each and every one of us has to make as to whether we will serve God or mammon, that is going to make all the difference.

May God bless you on your journey along the road less traveled!

David Ferguson