Knowing the Time of Our Train’s Arrival

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Dream received Monday, May 4, 2015
I was traveling with a small group of close friends and family. We were at a busy train station, waiting for our departure gate to be announced. One person was holding all of our tickets.
I took off my jacket and knelt down to stuff it in my suitcase. Then our train’s boarding call was made but I didn’t hear the gate number.
My friends quickly picked up their bags and hurried off to board the train. When my suitcase was closed and I was ready to go, I rushed to the closest gate and asked the attendant, “Did a group of people just pass through here?”
The woman looked at me like I was crazy. After all, in that busy train station, hundreds of passengers were passing through the various gates all the time. I was about to miss my train! Anxiously looking around at the people passing through the gates, I recognized no one.
My anxiety turned to anger as I wondered why none of my friends had realized I was missing and come back for me. Would they really travel on without me?
If I had known the destination of the train we were waiting for or the estimated time of departure, I could have found the correct gate. I knew neither.
“Why didn’tmy friends tell me what time the train was supposed to leave? If they had told me, ‘Be ready at 9:30 a.m.,’ I wouldn’t have missed the train!” I set down my bag in the middle of the station and sat there crying.
Just then, one of my friends emerged from a departure gate. She threw her arm around my shoulder, grabbed my suitcase with the other hand, and pulled me toward one of the gates.
“The train is coming!” she yelled above the train’s rumble. “Let’s go! Hurry or we’ll miss it!” Overjoyed, I ran with her to catch the train. I saw the One holding my ticket.
Then I woke up.

Rebekah is the author of Fullness of Joy: Living Where the Roses Bloom Forever, Count It All Joy:…

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