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Great Journeys and a New Perspective

As a traveller, you soon discover that the rustic heartbeat...

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Railway Mission

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April 6, 2018

As a traveller, you soon discover that the rustic heartbeat of a nation’s heritage is often tied to the nature of its Railway.

I have heard stories of the great train journeys of the world.  For some, they are the precarious passes that climb and sweep the contours of the mountains, with all the engineering excellence of the railway pioneers, for others they are the

long transcontinental routes across the vast open country.  But a great journey may not consist of the immense distance, remarkable engineering or even spectacular scenery, but they are the journey’s that capture the imagination and the heart.

Vale of Rheidol Railway | Steam Train in Mid Wales Devil's Bridge

If our desire is to experience the luxury of the orient express or to see the great plains of America from the back of a freight train, it is our imagination that forms are aspirations.  Whatever our expectations may be about the truly great journey, one thing is clear, travel is part of our everyday lives.

I have a friend, David, who loves to journey between railway stations on preserved heritage lines.  David is a real-life rail enthusiast; but for him, it is preferable to walk the route rather than to travel behind his beloved locomotives.  This is because it gives him a perspective that passengers may never appreciate.  I think that sometimes we need to change the perspective in our lives.  How easily we forget that the destination is just as important as the journey and that the journey is just as important is the method of transport.

You see, the real great journey is not the Orient Express or even the Gatwick Express!  It is the journey that we are all on, the journey of life.  Perhaps it is time that you had a change of perspective?  We need not be a passenger casually being taken to a destination but we can be drivers, we can choose our destination and we can see the world and the journey from another point of view.  The question is, where is your life heading to now; what is your destination?

In a biography of Jesus, written by a man called John, who knew him, Jesus is recorded as saying that, ‘God loved us so much that He sent Jesus so that whoever believes in Him can change their destination and have Eternal life’ (St. John Chapter 3 v 16).  I would like to offer you free of charge the opportunity of receiving a railway mission New Testament; in which this biography of Jesus can be found.  There is no obligation and we will not contact you unless you request is to do so.  We will not keep all pass on your name and address.

Are you willing to face the challenge of the reading the words of Jesus as recorded by his friend?  ‘Unless a person is born again they cannot enter the Kingdom of God’ (St. John Chapter 3 v. 3).

For your free copy simply write to:

Liam Johnston,

Railway Mission,

Rugby Railway Station,

CV 21 3 LA.  

Lord Phil, Steam Loco