The Red Light

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It was a stormy night, about thirty years ago, and we were coming along on the Midnight Express at our top speed. As we roared around a curve I suddenly saw a red light flash right in front of us, and my heart almost stopped.
"Brakes, Bill," I shouted, "quick or we're gone!" and with all his might Bill applied the brakes while I shut off the steam and the train was brought to a dead halt. Not a second too soon either, for looming in the darkness before us we could see the wreck of a freight train that had derailed only a few yards ahead. How thankful I was that the red light was flashed that night!
But there was another night, not long after that, when I saw the red light flashing before me again. A friend of mine had been converted, and after work he came in to have a visit with me.
"Harry," he said, "do you ever think of where you will spend eternity? Do you ask yourself, as you speed along the line of life, what signal God is throwing out for you: a red stop light or a white go light?"
I never thought of it in that way before, but when I began to consider, I said to myself, "God can hold out no white light to me!" I saw the red light was being held out by the words my comrade read out of the Bible that night.
I saw where I was—in fact, could not help seeing it; for there, as plain as could be, flashed God's red light before me. I pulled up that night—I don't mean reformed—but took my place as a lost sinner before God, and claimed Christ as my own and only Savior. Now I know He has saved me, and I hear Him saying, "I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish." John 10:2828And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (John 10:28).
Now reader, what is your response? You are speeding along at express train speed towards eternity. If you have not been "born of God" the red light is right before you—no doubt about it. Accept Him now, and you will be able to rejoice in the knowledge that you have "redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins."