Sunday, January 4, 2009

Whirling Wheels.

Whirling Wheels - Author Unknown

This world is like a train of cars
With God as Engineer;
And we are only passengers
Who ride away from here.

The big red sun is the light in front,
The green moon at the rear;
The twinkling stars are the signals true
To show the track is clear

The years they are the whirling wheels
That speed along the track
And often, oh how often we
Have wished they would turn back

This world is like a train of cars
That goes away from here;
And we are only passengers
Who trust the Engineer.

I like this poem very much. It reminds me of how we are not in charge of our lives and that God is. He is in control. In the poem it talks about how we are passengers who trust an Engineer. As passengers on a train we must have faith and trust in an engineer that he will know the right way to go and that he will take us safely home. It is just like us as believers. We are passengers on a train. We put our faith and our trust in Jesus Christ alone who is the Engineer. We are the passengers. The train is our life. We trust Christ, the Engineer to direct our paths.

As I also look at this I think not everyone is aboard the same train that we as believers are. There are those who are on board a long black train. A train of lost souls who are unbelievers. Those who are not saved. They trust a different engineer. That engineer is themselves. They trust in themselves because they think they can do it all by themselves. They think that they don't need God. They say that they can direct their own train. They want to be in charge of their own lives. They want to have all the control.

But we can't. We can't do it by ourselves. We need a Savior. We are all sinners. Filthy rags before a pure and holy God. How do I know this, the fact that we are all sinners? It is through God's word that we know this specifically the Ten Commandments. Have you ever lied? Have you ever stolen anything? Have you ever used God's name in vain? If you have then God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemer at heart. Can't you see now that you are sinners, bound for hell and in need of a Savior? You can't make it to heaven on your own. You need to have faith and trust in the Engineer. That Engineer is Jesus Christ and he alone can save you. How do I know this you ask? Because 4,000 years a go Jesus Christ came to earth, fully God, fully man, without sin and died a horrible death on the cross for you and me. We deserved to be on that cross. We were the ones who had sinned before God. Not Jesus. But John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life." That is grace. We deserved to be on that cross every one of us.. But God was gracious to us that He sent His one and only Son to take our place. Isn't that awesome!! What we must do as the filthy sinners that we are is repent, turn away from our sins which means to make a 180 degree turn. We must put our faith in Jesus Christ alone to save us. Once you have done that then you can become a passenger(born again Christian) on the train that leads to life and not the long black train that you were once on that was leading you to destruction. But you must repent, putting your faith and trust in Jesus Christ who alone is the only way to save you. He alone is the Engineer. Neither you or I could become an Engineer and save ourselves. Jesus said in John 14:6 "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me." So repent put your faith and trust in Christ alone to save you. He's your only hope.

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