A picture is worth a thousand words. And, this one says it all. No dialogue is needed to know that this guy missed the last train out of town. How do we know it was the last train? Who would run yelling and screaming carrying a heavy bag if the next train out of town was due in 15 minutes.
The Kingdom of Heaven is like that. There is an open invitation to all. For the past two thousand years the master (Jesus) has been calling, “All aboard that’s coming aboard”. And many have heeded that call. They have their tickets bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus and they’ve been ready for departure whenever and however it might come – either through death or through the rapture. But, they were ready.
But, like all planes, trains and automobiles (to borrow from a movie title) departure day finally does arrive and sometimes sooner…
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