The story is told about Albert Einstein, the brilliant physicist of Princeton University in the early 20th century. Einstein was traveling from Princeton on a train, and when the conductor came down the aisle to punch the passengers’ tickets, Einstein couldn’t find his. He looked in his vest pocket, he looked in his pants pocket, he looked in his briefcase, but there was no ticket. The conductor was gracious; “Not to worry, Dr. Einstein, I know who you are, we all know who you are, and I’m sure you bought a ticket.”
As the conductor moved down the aisle, he looked back and noticed Einstein on his hands and knees, searching under the seat for his ticket. The conductor returned to Einstein; “Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don’t worry. I know who you are. You don’t need a ticket, I’m sure you bought one.” Einstein arose and said “Young man, I too know who I am; what I don’t know is where I am going.”
Friends, do you know where you are going – do you know the way? The “ticket” with the information on the way of travel is the Bible. It is God’s word that must direct us on our journey. Left to our own ways we will not end up where we want to go – we will be heading the wrong direction. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; But the end thereof are the ways of death” (Pro. 14:12).
“The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: He that keepeth his way preserveth his soul” (Pro. 16:17). “And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but is shall be for the redeemed: the wayfaring men, yea fools, shall not err therein” (Isa. 35:8). “The voice of one that crieth, Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of Jehovah; make level in the desert a highway for our God” (Isa. 40:3). Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me” (Jn. 14:6). Jesus, my friends, is the “ticket” – and He has the directions to the highway that leads to eternal life. Look carefully at the “ticket” and notice the words of Jesus, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned” (Mk. 16:16).
Have you begun your travel on the highway that leads to life eternal, or have you lost your “ticket.”
Think About It!
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