There are few things faster and more powerful than a locomotive. Trains can haul thousands of tons of freight long distances, traveling at great speeds. However, a train is only effective as long as it stays on the track. If for some reason the train gets off the track, it comes to a dead stop–it has no power whatsoever.
So it is with Christians. As long as we stay with Jesus, we can deliver the goods with his mighty power. We can spread the gospel, help the poor and minister to those in need with great effectiveness. However, if we get off track, all of our efforts come to a screeching halt. In order to operate properly, we need to stay on track. We need to stay with Jesus.
“…Apart from me you can do nothing.”—John 15:5.