Train Wreck – Have you not seen any signs?

jakes ad Near our home, there are a few railroad crossings. One has the big  gate arm that  comes down, huge flashing “X” red lights, screaming  chimes, enormous horns  sounding; I don’t even know what all.   My  husband told me on one occasion, a  train came across that major  street and the arm nor lights even came on until the  train was  already blowing past everyone. Not good.  The other has one small  sign  hidden by a big bushy tree – nothing else.   Here we are  demonstrating the  extreme.   One has too much to warn you of the  danger and the other doesn’t  have enough.     Even when you have  the helpful signs the system may still fail  you.Level crossing

 The railroad crossing on the back street without  much  of a warning at all intrigues me.   I could  feel God  spiritually nudging me with an elbow  in the ribs like he  usually does when he’s trying  to use an example in  everyday life of His love.    Puzzled?   I’ll explain.

 Many people race across the tracks without  even looking  down the tracks both ways much less coming to a  complete stop to check if the track is clear.   I’ve seen    whole families  in vehicles talking, singing along,  whatever, in their car speeding down the back road like the railroad crossing isn’t  there.   Why?

I’m going to catch this butterfly with my guessing net and say they go right past  because they a) don’t even see the sign, b) ignore the sign because they  have never experienced a train actually running those rails before, and last but

not forgotten, c)  they have put their trust in the county, city, or government to have made a bigger deal about the railroad crossing if passenger vehicles could be at any risk at any time.

All of these options: a,b, and c are appearing by the minute in our world today.   For instance:  a) don’t even see the sign, our country being plagued with ignorance and denial.   Years and years of not paying attention or being too tolerant has brought our nation to the point of “almost too late to fix.”   Thank God miracles can happen.  Please apply faith and prayers directly here!Red Button With Internal Light Turned Off

Answer b) ” Ignore the sign because they have never  . . .” I am dealing with this one every day aren’t you?  I’m in shock that we are living in times, when our president is making deals with our enemies and our allies are bypassed, ignored, and disrespected.   This is progress?   How many honest, law-abiding American citizens need to be sacrificed before we realize that even though we may have never seen a train on these tracks before doesn’t mean there isn’t one barreling towards us delivering our own destruction.   Anything can happen at anytime!  Wake up everyone!

Guilt Ridden Glasses“C” scares me.   “C, they have put their trust in the . . . government,” shows current events today.   One important lesson as a Christian living in our world whether it relates to personal relationships, marriage, friendships, mentorship, observing others in our church, in our town, in the media, in our Senate, whoever:  I CANNOT  TRUST IN ANY PERSON.  Only put my trust in God.   No human being no matter how pure, how honest they may be, no one can be trusted like our Lord and Savior.   It is a completely different situation.   We certainly can’t trust our government, we can’t trust the media, and we can’t even trust the little old lady down the street.   If I hear a statement, I have to run it through the God filter to let God’s wisdom distinguish whether it is fact or fiction.  X Marks the SpotListen to God telling you in your head if something is right or wrong or if it is American morally based.   Only God knows what we should and shouldn’t do and his love, guidance, and protection is the one constant unchanging facet in our lives.   He always has been and always will be.

As Christians today, we face many dangerous railroad crossings.   I want to encourage everyone to ask, listen, and watch for God’s signs that warn of danger, and direct us for perfect timing and safe journeys.   Let’s not keep going through motions or speeding on through life when we should be more contemplative, reflective, meditative, and entirely relying upon God and his will – no matter what.   His system will not fail you.

Scripture referrals :

  • Nahum 1:7 (KJV)

    The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

    • Proverbs 3:5 (KJV)

      Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

      • Proverbs 28:26 (KJV)

        He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

        • Jeremiah 7:8 (KJV)

          Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

          • Daniel 6:23 (KJV)

            Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.

            • Psalms 9:10 (KJV)

              And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

              • Psalms 112:7 (KJV)

                He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.

  • Romans 15:13 (KJV)

    Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

What scriptures have you found to help you with your dangerous crossings these days?  Let us know!

How does the Holy Spirit speak to you?   By sight?  By sound?


About wendydawn 57 Articles
Born in Oklahoma and grew up there. Attended college and I have lived in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Florida, and now Tennessee. I have been writing since I was a young teenager. I have children's books ( Where Is Grandpa? and Huggin' Jesus), novels, columns, and other works in progress. Please stay tuned!

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