Pastor's Pen by Cliff Henry

There is much interesting history that one can learn about the early days of the railroad. One such interesting tidbit is that the railroad track gauge was not standardized until 1881. The old Illinois Central Railroad Company originally had to jack up the railroad cars travelling between Cairo Illinois and New Orleans and exchange the wheels between them.

Why was this?

It was because the width of the tracks was different between the northbound and the southbound lines.

As time consuming a job as that must have been for those railway workers to do, there is a much more difficult job in this day and age.

What is it you may ask?

It is getting people to leave the broad road of destruction for the narrow road that leads to eternal life. 

Matthew 7:13-14 states, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

It is not the exterior that needs to be changed but rather the interior. It is the heart of the person.

If a person wants to leave the death-bound track for the Heaven-bound line, and escape destruction, then he must place his faith in Jesus Christ alone.

John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

I wonder, what rail line are you on today?

Think about it.