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Thought for the month....

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Where are you going?

As a young lad I was a keen trainspotter of steam engines, although I also noted diesel numbers. The great day came when I was allowed to travel alone from my home city of Leicester to Grantham, a place I had never visited. I would have to change trains at Nottingham. I checked all the times. Having arrived at Nottingham I saw a train at the platform and ran to catch it. It started to move off, but I was determined to get on it. A porter yelled at me not to get on a moving train. I was almost in tears having missed it.

‘Where are you going?’, he asked.

‘Grantham’, I replied disconsolately.

‘Your train is at the platform over there’, he said, pointing to a different part of the station.

I would have boarded the wrong train. If I had, I would have expected to get to Grantham and yet I would never have got there. I thought my decision was right but I was totally wrong. My faulty sincerity would have taken me to the wrong place!

Solomon, a very wise man in the Bible said,


’There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.’’

Proverbs 14:12.

We have to plan and make many journeys in this life, but we should also plan ahead for a more important journey with heaven as its destination. Many people think that as they journey through this life, that perhaps going to a place of worship, living a good life, helping others, giving to charity, praying and the such like will get them to heaven, or win them favour with God. Although these things may be good they are not the way to heaven.

 So how can we know the way?

In the Bible, Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples asked the same question. Jesus replied,

‘’I am the way, the truth, and the life, No man (one) cometh unto the Father but by Me.’’

John 14:6.

We cannot do anything to make ourselves right with God. We cannot work our way to heaven. We need a saviour and that Saviour is God’s son Jesus Christ.

‘’The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.’’

1 John 4:14.

Through His death upon the cross at Calvary, Christ has made it possible for us to be forgiven, to know God’s peace and to know our destination is heaven.

Jesus said 

‘‘He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.’’

John 6:47

My faulty sincerity would have lead to a wrong destination, but a person’s faulty sincerity about the way to heaven would lead to facing God in judgement and eternal separation from Him.

What a joy it would be to know God’s forgiveness, to know God’s peace and a sure home in heaven by following the right Way.

All Bible verses quoted are from the King James Version


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