"You can change the direction of the train if you concentrate"
Before you continue, click the video above to watch this optical illusion.
Has that ever happened to you? Just when you think you are headed one way, you discover– sometimes quite by accident –that you are really going in the exact opposite direction. I remember that happening to me, when I lived in New York City and rode through it's elaborate subway system. Even though I grew up there, I got lost many times when I didn't know exactly where I was going and failed to ask for directions.
Have you ever thought about your eternal destination? Let's face it, we're all going to live somewhere forever, aren't we? Just when you think you're headed in one direction, when you finally arrive, you might be surprised where you wind up.
The truth is, from the day you were born, you started on a journey – an eternal journey. But, to where? Where are you going? Where are you headed? If you are not sure, wouldn't you ask for directions from someone who knows the system? A wise person would. If you examine your destination, IN LIGHT of God's holy word (our map), it would tell you thatonce you stepped on board the train of life you were rapidly headed in the wrong direction...
"The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies." (Psalm 58:3)
Imagine that.... We all start out going the wrong way!
The truth is, the Lord Jesus Christ said there are only TWO directions.
One that leads to DESTRUCTION...
"[B]road is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat..."
...And, the other, to LIFE...
"[N]arrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."(Matthew 7:13-14)
While your train has made a quick stop to read these few thoughts, dear Friend, why not take this moment to ask for directions ...directions to Heaven from someone who KNOWS where they are headed.