You alone are the Lord.
You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars.
You made the earth and the seas and everything in them.
You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you. ~Nehemiah 9:6

Friday, April 17, 2015

On the Train

This post is not the kind of thing I usually do, but I received this little story in an e-mail from an old friend this week and wanted to share it. 

At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side.  However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life. Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we don't realize they vacated their seats.

This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.  Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty, we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life. Reap success and give lots of love. More importantly, thank God for the journey.
Lastly, I thank you for being one of the passengers on my train.

And so I thank each one of you who shares with us here each week. I'm glad you're on our train. Now it's time to link again. 

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  1. Thanks for the linkup, Charlotte! Enjoy your Sunday!

  2. Beautiful story and photo, Charlotte! May we be kind to our fellow passengers along the way, as you are in this lovely blog! Thanks for hosting & God bless!

  3. Thank you for sharing the train story - it is a precious certainty. Thank you for hosting.


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