It's difficult not to be bothered by this train, because you have to wait for it.
A couple of weeks ago, however, a friend from our church suggested that the train be seen as symbolic of the Church...the beautiful Bride that Jesus will be coming back for. So, now, when we wait for the train, our perspective has changed. We are excited for the opportunity to wait for the train. When we wait for the train, we pray for the Church...we pray that God's Spirit would move through this land.
Now, I know that Peter, Paul and Mary were not a Christian band, but I keep thinking of this song. I just love the line about love between our brothers and our sisters (all over this land), because, when true love between the brethren is manifest on the earth, His Church will be seen in all its glory.
So, here it is...my train prayer...
And on a slightly different note, I've had some rough days lately, but our God is so very faithful. I shared my struggles with a group of women from my church yesterday, I posted that last post, and I spent a lot of time seeking the face of our precious Lord. I KNOW that people were praying for me, and He has COMPLETELY changed my perspective.
Last night, I was dancing around the kitchen with my kiddos, full of the joy of the Lord. Then, this morning He gave me Psalm 50:12-13:
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
so that sinners will turn back to you.
He is the only One that truly satisfies. His joy is the only thing that will truly draw people unto Him.
Lord, give me more of Your joy!