Many people enjoy trains. The sounds. The noise. The experience of doing something that’s outside their everyday activities.
Who wants to wash clothes when we can RIDE THE TRAIN!
Mow the lawn? Forget that. We’re RIDING THE TRAIN!
Grocery shopping? Vacuuming? Getting our teeth cleaned? No way. We have tickets to RIDE THE TRAIN!
Here’s the thing. A train ride wasn’t that exciting in previous centuries. Coal dust, black smoke, and roughly finished cars made for an excruciating journey. If you weren’t in First Class, you were sore and worn out by your arrival.
All that’s changed. Modern trains have air conditioning, air-ride suspension, and dining cars. You can even reserve a sleeping cabin and snooze the entire way.
God says it’s time to set the everyday stuff aside and get on his express train to glory. We get the upgraded car, the air-ride suspension, and all the trimmings.
1 Thessalonians 4:1 says:
“Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.”
We’ve received the message of salvation. We know how to get to the station. We have our ticket, and it’s time to board God’s Glory Express.
We please God by accepting the message of the cross and changing how we live. We please God when we spend time in prayer and in reading the Word. We please God when we model our lives after the example of Jesus.
When we board the Glory Express, we begin to do more and more for the kingdom. People are saved, the kingdom expands, and lives are made better.
Now’s the time. Forget the washing and vacuuming. God has better things for us to do.
Our Jesus journey starts today on the Glory Express to heaven.
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