Treading The Death Track!

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Many years ago, when the upper Peninsula of Michigan was an almost unbroken wilderness, two men set out to reach a new mining camp. One bright winter morning they started on what they hoped was the last stage of their journey. A flurry of snow during the night had almost obliterated the faint track made by former travelers, but they confidently went forward.. As the day wore on, the woods through which they journeyed grew more dense, until they could not see the sun which previously had been their guide. Still, they pressed on. Imagine their astonishment later on to find that they were apparently not alone on their journey, for there were before them the fresh tracks in the snow of at least two others. Reassured by this, they hurried on, hoping to overtake them, and were amazed, still later, to find others had joined the travelers. This they looked upon as a sure token that they were on the right way, and that the camp was near. As they pressed on, they were surprised by the appearance of an Indian, who proved to be the mail carrier of the district, standing only a few feet from them. Involuntarily their hands went to their firearms, but without moving from his position the Indian grunted out in broken English, “White man lost!” They were treading what has been termed “the death track” and that explained the added footprints – they were their own, for they had been walking in a circle!

It is not difficult to perceive the danger these men were in – an unknown country, a trackless wild, without a guide, and treading the hopeless round of the “death track.” But how many are like them! They are sincere, but wrong! The Scripture says, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end therof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 16:25).They are alas, treading the death track..

Dear friend stop and think that if you continue to go on as you are is are is to perish! ! But there in One who stands ready not only to save, but to guide you “Whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish.” To save you, Jesus had to die to pay for you sin. He is also risen and living seated on the throne and thus, as a living Savior, for lost sinners, God proclaims Him to you for your acceptance. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”(John 3:16).

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