Monday, April 4, 2011

Asleep To Danger - Story By F. G. Watson

A number of Years ago, a freight train was standing at a station in Northern Ontario, waiting for orders to proceed north. The conductor was in the station getting order; the forward crew was in the cab of the engine; and the rear brakeman was sitting in the caboose at the rear. They knew another freight train was following close behind, and knew the semaphore was down to protect them.

The Rear brakeman heard the oncoming train and expected every moment to hear it slow down, but there was no slackening of speed. At last he realized something must be wrong, so grabbing his lantern, he rushed out on to the rear platform to see the train coming right under the semaphore. He ran down the track, waving his lantern to attract the attention of the engineer, but at last had to step aside to avoid being killed. As the engine passed, he threw his lantern through the window. This was the first thing to arouse the engineer whom he had seen nodding as the engine approached him. But ere the engineer could stop or jump,
the locomotive crashed into the standing train, and the engineer was hurled into eternity. He had been on duty a long time and nature failed.

You say, "Oh! that there had been a kind hand to awaken him!" but how many are passing down the broad road to eternity and are asleep to the fact that every revolution of the wheels of time is bringing them nearer to a lost eternity!

But GOD has given us many warnings in HIS word and also provided a Saviour. Christ has died that sinners may be forgiven. And now we read, " Through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins. And by HIM all that believe are justified from all things" (Acts 13 : 38 - 39). "HE was wounded for our transgressions, HE was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon HIM; and with HIS stripes we are healed" (Isaiah 53 : 5) So now the guiltiest sinner on earth may be saved, For GOD has said, "Believe on the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and thou shalt be saved" (Acts 16 : 31).

Trust HIM now!

All my iniquities on HIM were laid,
All my indebtedness by HIM was paid;
All who believe on HIM the LORD hath said,
"Hath everlasting Life."
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