Are we moving forward in life?

I took these photos the other day when we had to stop at a railroad crossing… I’ve always been fascinated by trains!  I jumped out of the car and started snapping pictures and here are four of them.

When you think about it, a train can be a metaphor for life as a Christian.  We must always be growing in our faith so that we can walk through our life with Jesus Christ.  He leads us toward the goal of heaven and eternal life, and just like a train, we must keep on moving toward our destination…

Sometimes people become distracted and their faith falters; sometimes we seem to be off track.

A train shows us how to keep plugging along, and so we must…  You know, when you think about it, we can keep plugging along our way through life with Christ, we can become distracted and falter… and we can even do an about-face and start travelling in the wrong direction.  If we were all honest with ourselves, we might have to admit that at various times in our lives we’ve all done the about-face at at some point.  Maybe we’ve even done an about-face when other people thought we had it all together and were moving forward…

Yes, it’s true; we can actually be going the wrong direction in our lives for a while and people will think we are going in the right direction.  Sometimes we may even be able to fool ourselves!  That’s why it is so important to keep up our prayer life, to be at our Master’s feet in prayer every single day.

Yes indeed, we can learn a lot from a train.  This train is going in the right direction, right?

Hint: I posted these photos in reverse order here… The train is moving backwards!  Fooled ya!

Oh, how important it is to spend time every day with our Lord and in His Word! It is so easy to drift off into confusion and not realize how far off track we’ve roamed when we try to navigate on our own.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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