Just Get on Board

People Get Ready In 1965, The Impressions released a song written by Curtis Mayfield.

People get ready, there’s a train a comin’
You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board.
All you need is faith, to hear the diesels hummin’
Don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

So people get ready, for the train to Jordan
Picking up passengers coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board ’em
There’s hope for all, among those loved the most

There ain’t no room for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind, just to save his own, believe me now
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there is no hiding place, against the kingdom’s throne

People get ready, there’s a train a comin’
You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith, to hear the diesels hummin’
Don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

gray and red train running on rail in between trees at daytime

Christians, we’re on board that train—we hopped on board when we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Our destination is to reign and rule with Christ, which has always been God’s intention for humankind. Our poor choices and the resulting sin would have made that impossible if not for the “Jesus train.” When we get on board, we leave the baggage of our sin in Jesus’ hands, and we are renewed and transformed as the journey progresses.

Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash

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