God’s Train

We have to cross railroad tracks to get to church. I guess that means we live acrosstrain the tracks. Or is our church across the tracks? We sometimes get stopped at a crossing to allow moving trains to pass. Trains are rarely short. Some trains exceed 100 cars.

Folks who live in the whistle stop berg where we cross tell us it’s not unusual for 25 to 30 trains to blow through town on any day. I like to watch the trains pass and guess what they’re hauling and where they’re going. A train’s massive locomotive, I’m told, can weigh anywhere from 20 tons to 120 tons.

Watching that monster locomotive pull 100 or more cars reminds me of God.

God is more powerful than a locomotive. God is all powerful. The path He’s moving on never changes. Those tracks don’t move.  Those tracks (His path for us) were laid out long long ago. A train can’t decide to peel off on another set of tracks. God’s tracks are set. They are steadfast.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
    for his steadfast love endures forever. From Psalm 136

God’s train moves with steadfast purpose to His destination.

He wants all of us on board.

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