As the day draws to a close, there are some passengers remaining. They aren't in any rush to catch their trains because they think that they have plenty of time. If they miss one, there will be several more later. Some people are busy with important telephone conversations. Others are napping before their departure, with the confidence of knowing that their trains won't leave for hours. Still others are grabbing a bite of dinner at the concession or a cocktail at the bar.
And suddenly, it's midnight. It happens without any warning. The remaining passengers look around and realize that they are the only ones left in the station. It seems so much larger, now that most of the people have gone. One of the napping passengers wakes with a start and looks around. The station has changed, in what seemed like an instant. Once hustling and bustling with activity, now it seems empty and foreboding.
The passengers make their way to the departure platform. Every destination on the board is now black. There aren't any more trains leaving. The passengers look around helplessly. The hadn't expected this. There are no more trains.
Ever since the very beginning, God has beckoned mankind to join Him. He did it throughout the Old Testament. And in the New Testament, He paid mankind a personal visit, in the form of a Man. He fed people. And He healed them. He had friends. And he told them that eventually, He would have to die in order to fulfill all righteousness. He would be sacrificed for the sins of all mankind. It was His gift. For the first time, mankind would have a choice. Rather than slaughtering animals in vain efforts to somehow make themselves right with God, man could simply accept the gift through faith in Him.
What will happen to you if the train leaves next month? What if it happens tonight? Do you plan to be with Him? Do you know how?
I would think the lonliest feeling imaginable would be to wake up in the train station and realize that there would be no more trains. Ever. And any chance you had of getting home is gone forever.
If you don't know how to make that trip, there are plenty of people who can tell you how. Churches are filled with them. And I'd be happy to explain it to you as well. Just send me a message through the contact form on this website.