The Right Track

Tony Evans is a dynamic preacher and great storyteller! Here is one that I think you will enjoy—

One day a woman got on a train. Now, there were many trains at the station, but she had asked someone about which train was the correct train for her to take to get where she needed to go. The person told her which train and she followed his direction. She got on the train but she was nervous. She still wasn’t completely sure she was on the right train. She sat down with the train getting ready to pull off, wondering if she was on the right one. She didn’t want to go the wrong way. Wanting to be certain that she was where she needed to be, she turned to the lady sitting next to her and said, “Excuse me, is this the right train to St. Louis?”

She said, “Yes, you are on the right train.”

So the lady sat there, but then started thinking that maybe the woman whom she had asked was on the wrong train too. She decided to check with someone else. So she turned to the man sitting behind her and said, “Sir, is this the train to St. Louis?”

The man answered, “Yes, this is the train to St. Louis.”

She felt a little better but the man she had asked didn’t look very smart. So the lady again found herself feeling uncertain, and without question, she didn’t want to take a risk of being on the wrong train. At just that moment, the conductor came through. The lady said, “Sir, I’m going to St Louis. Am I on the right train?”

He said, “Yes ma’am, you are on the right train to St. Louis. I will take you there myself, for I am the one who is running the engine.” The lady then lay back and went to sleep.

Hearing from the person next to her was nice, but it wasn’t enough. Hearing from the man behind her was nice, but it wasn’t enough. However, when the conductor came through, the one driving the train, and he gave her assurance, that was enough!

Salvation is the most important thing in the world—you want to make sure you are going to the right destination. Sometimes our feelings betray us and other times friends assure us. But when Jesus, the conductor of salvation, gives us assurance that our faith in Him is not in vain and that we have eternal life, then that’s enough because He is driving the train!
God’s Word says, “I write these things to you who believe in the Name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13).

Sweet Assurance!

Devotedly yours,
Pastor Ron

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