Safety, Certainty, and Enjoyment


George Cutting

Safety, Certainty, and Enjoyment 1

"WHICH CLASS ARE YOU TRAVELLING?" What an oft-repeated question! Let me put it to you; for travelling you most certainly are, travelling from time into eternity; and who knows how very, very near you may be at this moment to the GREAT TERMINUS?

Let me ask you then in all kindness, "Which class are you travelling?" There are but three. Let me describe them, that you may put yourself to the test as in the presence of "Him with whom we have to do."

1st - Those who are saved and know it. 2nd - Those who are not sure of salvation, but anxious to be sure. 3rd - Those who are not only unsaved, but totally indifferent about it.

Again I repeat my question, "Which class are you travelling?" Oh, the madness of indifference, when eternal issues are at stake!

A man came rushing into the railway station and, while scarcely able to gasp for breath, took his seat in one of the carriages just on the point of starting.

"You've run it fine," said a fellow-passenger.

"Yes," replied he, breathing heavily after every two or three words, "but I've saved four hours, and that's well worth running for."

"Saved four hours!" I couldn't help repeating to myself; "four hours" well worth that earnest struggle! What of eternity? What of