The Tie That Binds

Jim Burgen was one of the main speakers at “Summer in the Son”, a teen convention at Kentucky Christian University. Jim pointed out that a set of railroad tracks can illustrate our relationship with God. The rails must stay the same distance from each other, or else the train will derail. If one rail goes left or right, so does the other. If one rail goes up or down, so does the other.

So it is with our relationship with God. We need to stay close to him, no matter which direction he leads us. If we stray away from God, there is a danger of our lives getting off track.

Railroad ties keep the rails close to one another. They are actually called “cross ties”. How appropriate for our illustration, since it’s the cross of Jesus that keeps us close to God!

Let us never forget the tie that binds!

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