Riding the Rails


I am reminded  often of railroad tracks (perhaps because on sleepless nights, I can hear the 2:30 am distant whistle?)…. and how it is an image of life. TWO rails…heading in the same direction, SIMULTANEOUSLY.  Life can be both brutal and beautiful at the same time.  It is that way for most of us. Hard issues to deal with, yet a thankful heart for so much more!  It is no simple thing to ride these rails, one foot on each (metaphorically, of course), and stay focused on what is good, and right, and beautiful. We can trust God to help us deal with that other rail, knowing that He holds only good around the corner, even when it doesn’t feel that way at the moment. Let me encourage you, wherever you might be on YOUR journey, to hang in there!  Keep moving forward, yet enjoy the view out your window today– and watch for the wonder that really is there.

“…to comfort all who mourn, provide for those who grieve, to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor. ”  Isaiah 61:3


5 thoughts on “Riding the Rails

  1. I am with you on this difficult journey. Just like a book is filled with chapters, so is our life. Some chapters make us laugh, others make us weep. But there’s always another chapter. I feel honored to be riding the rails with you. You are not alone. So many are with you. Prayers, each and every day. XO

  2. Nina, you are a light in this world. I pray for you and Kevin daily and wait for the “Good News” to happen. God bless, Chris

  3. Another beautiful thought and another beautiful photo leading us to the light. And that is where we want all our tracks to lead, to the Light of the world.

    When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”John 8:12

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