>> Thursday, June 30, 2011
Do you remember the railroad crossing signs that urged us to Stop, Look and Listen? Not only cars, but people were to stop before crossing the tracks. Yet people continue to think they can beat the train and try to cross in front of the passing train … thus resulting in their death or disability.
What about the look part? After stopping a distance away from the tracks, we were to look both ways, searching for the telltale headlight of on oncoming train. Yet there are those who still think they can beat it and end up dead or dismembered.
And then there was the instruction to listen. That is why the train blows its whistle at the intersection. If the stop and look part didn’t work, maybe the listen would cause the observer to stop before crossing.
When you arrive at a train crossing, you are required to make a decision.
Some decisions we face in life are as dangerous as a railroad crossing. Those decisions can impact our well-being, career or relationships. If we follow the Stop, Look and Listen philosophy, we have a far better chance of reaching the other side of the crossing safely.
Have you arrived at a railroad crossing in your life? Take the time to Stop, Look and Listen.
“Cry out for insight and ask for understanding.” Proverbs 2:3 (NLT)