The traffic was called to stop as the guard arms came down into place by the railroad.
Red lights flashed.
In the near distance, I could hear the sound of a train whistle.
Seconds later, a train came, crossing in front of me.
Where was it going?
I will never know, but the conductor of the train knew just exactly where it was going.
He also knew that the train would get there on the rails.
Not on the paved highway where I was.
Not by traveling on vast fields.
Not on dirt roads.
It would get there on a train track that had been laid out to take them there.
That was really the only way possible.
If we want to live forever in Heaven, there is just one way.
Not on the paved highway of good works.
Not by traveling on vast fields of humanism.
Not on dirt roads of self-sufficiency.
We will have to go on a path that has been laid out to take us there.
This path can only be traveled by those whose passage has been secured by faith in Jesus.
Psalm 16:11 reads,
“You make the path of life known to me. Complete joy is in your presence. Pleasures are by your side forever.”
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