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Too Many Engineers

One of the worst train disasters in history occurred in the El Toro Tunnel in Leon, Spain, on January 3, 1944. More than five-hundred people died on this tragic day.

The train was one of those long passenger trains with an engine on both ends.
On this particular day, when the trains went into the El Toro tunnel, the engine in the front stalled. When the front engine stopped, the engineer on the back d up his engine to back the train out of the tunnel. At the same time, however, the front engineer managed to get his engine started back up and attempted to continue the journey through the tunnel. Now, neither engineer had any way of communicating with the other.   Both engineers thought they simply needed more power. They continued to pull in both directions for several minutes at full steam. Hundreds of passengers on the train died in the tunnel because of carbon monoxide poisoning all because the train could not make up its mind which way to go!

The people on that train died because the train had one too many engineers. Many of us struggle as to which direction our lives ought to go – whether to come to Jesus or remain in sin. Jesus wants us to go in one direction, but we are at the back of the train pulling in another direction. There are even times when we think we can have it both ways.   Jesus warned us that we can't have it both ways in Matthew 6:24... "no man can serve two masters. "

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward