Heather?s Rescue

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The railroad ran right through the farm where little Heather lived, and one warm summer day she was having fun walking along the tracks in her bare feet, trying to keep her balance on the rails. Pete, her little dog, was scampering along beside her.
The ten o'clock train was due to pass in a few minutes, and already the whistle could be heard up the track. But Heather was having such a good time she did not hear it. The train whistled again as it came nearer, warning everyone to get off the track at once. Still Heather ignored it.
The engineer saw the little girl's danger, and gave another loud, long blast of the whistle. Pete scooted out of the way, and just then Heather looked up and saw the train bearing down upon her. Instead of jumping out of the way, she just froze with fear. The engineer was trying to stop the train, but it was going too fast. Little Heather stood right in its track, terror-stricken.
The train was almost on top of her when suddenly something struck her, knocked her off the rails, and sent her tumbling down the bank. It was Pete! Her faithful little friend had seen her danger and acted in the only way he could. The brave dog was grazed by the engine and sent flying down the bank after Heather, but he was not badly hurt.
How grateful Heather was to her faithful little dog! She had loved him before, but he was far more dear to her now after rescuing her from such a dreadful death.
Like the train coming swiftly down the track, the judgment of God is coming on this world. It cannot be stopped or turned aside, but the Lord Jesus came into this world to save those who trust Him as their Savior. He has died that we might live; He has borne the judgment that we might escape, and He will take all those who are His out of the reach of judgment and danger and put them in a place of eternal safety.
Have you been saved from judgment yet? "The Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear." Isa. 59:11Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: (Isaiah 59:1).
"He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." John 5:2424Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (John 5:24).