This looks like a measure of trust. Either trust or foolishness. Some say the same of faith in God and faith in our Savior Jesus Christ. The track doesn't look neglected and overgrown. It looks like a train could come through any minute. But yet I can someone leaning casually against the rail, sipping their morning coffee, enjoying the sunshine and a bit of fresh air. Trusting. Trusting that today they will not be hit by a train speeding through. Maybe this is a calculated risk - living not by the law but by the Spirit.
"What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it. Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the "stumbling stone." As it is written: "See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame." (Romans 9:30-33)
The Spirit calls me to step out and faith and try a new adventure in on-line ministry. I've set up a blog for the CEC Women's Bible Studies that are kicking off this week. The intent is that there will be weekly posts for 2 separate studies on the book of Esther. Participants can log in and post their comments for on-line discussion. This allows those who are unable to participate on Wednesday evenings to be a part of the fellowship and study. When this came up on Sunday, it felt right. Christ is our firm foundation, even if it feels like you're sitting on railroad tracks.