Wednesday, June 21, 2017
THE RAILWAY OF LIFE
A train. A set of tracks. A Rail-line that they all belong to. I write today symbolically referring to our lives as such - a train on The Railway Of Life.
I know each of us may at times in life feel like the caboose - last and having backward vision. Some may feel like one of the box cars - along for the ride and having a passer-by vision. Some individuals may view themselves as riders on the train with a limited view of the inside and a blurred perspective of the outside. However, for those who partner themselves with The Conductor in the front of the train - vision becomes a little more clear.
Sure it is good to slow the train down to appreciate your surroundings and relationships on a regular basis. Sure there will be Depots that must be stopped at and life issues dealt with for a time. Passengers will come and go. But the one thing that must happen is to just keep chugging on - moving forward. Paul presented this idea to the believers in Philippi when he wrote them and said, "Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 3:13-14
After we have accepted Christ Jesus as our Lord and Savior, consider your Rail-line. Paul teaches and encourages the believers in Corinth this time, saying, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" - (2 Corinthians 5:17) Think about one of the rails on the track as Father God, the other rail on the track is Christ Jesus, The Conductor within The Train is The Holy Spirit and The Rail-line is Yahweh Rail-line!
Although there are many Rail-lines in the world, there is only One that leads through life to God's immediate presence - Christ Jesus Railway (if you will). Jesus leaves no doubt about this matter as He says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6) Christ encourages us that His Holy Spirit will always be there to guide us in the Truth of all matters (Hebrews 13:5 and John 16:13).
So, if you have been discouraged lately and your vision has fallen to either the rear, the sides or at yourself - spend a little time with The Conductor (Holy Spirit). After some quality time with The One who knows where you are going, your vision will become much clearer on The Railway Of Life.