The train station

Philippians 3:20 “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (NIV)*

Grand Central Station/NYC (photo by Patty Perkins)

Grand Central Station-NYC (photo by Patty Perkins)

At the station, trains are running all the time. Random entries and speedy exits. Tracks going on all levels and directions.

One could find an empty corner or bench, and maybe even sleep in a train station. One can eat at a train station. All the family can huddle in a designated area and unload the suitcases…but who wants to do that?

We’re at the train station to find a way to our destination. Always an eye on the posted arrivals and departures. Tickets ready—we eagerly await the desired train.

Not unlike a train station, our lives on earth are spent waiting for a train to take us to the next destination, to our real citizenship. We eagerly await the Savior.

The trick is to live this life to the full, yet not forget…it’s only the train station.

Grand Central Station-NYC (photo by Patty Perkins)

Grand Central Station-NYC (photo by Patty Perkins)

*The One Year Bible, 10/2, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading, and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 31 years and we have two college-age sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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