你往何处去?

Where Am I Going?

 

The story is told of a time when Albert Einstein was traveling from Princeton by train when the conductor came down the aisle, punching the tickets of each passenger. When he came to Einstein, Einstein reached into his vest pocket for his ticket. He could not find the ticket there, so he reached into his other pocket. It was not there, so he looked in his briefcase; but it was not there. Then he looked in the seat by him. He still could not find the missing ticket.

 

The conductor then said, “Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you are. I am sure you bought a ticket. Please don’t worry about it.” Einstein nodded appreciatively.

 

The conductor continued down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking for the lost ticket under his seat. The conductor rushed back and said, “Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, please don’t worry about that ticket. I know who you are. There is no problem. You don’t need a ticket. I am sure you bought a ticket. I know who you are.”

 

Einstein looked at the conductor and said, “Young man, I too know who I am. What I don’t know is where I am going.”

 

It is important for us to know where we are going; we don’t want to wander aimlessly through life with no sense of our direction and destination. There are so many in this world who live with no real sense of whom they are or where they are going. As people of Christ, we have the answer to both of these questions. We are new creatures in Christ; we have been recreated by His grace so that we are truly His sons and daughters. Our destination is heaven; we travel to that heavenly home, the place of our citizenship. Let us live each day of our lives with this sense of who we are and where we are going.

 

 


 

 

你往何处去?

 

有一次,爱因斯坦从普林斯顿坐火车去办事。当列车员查票来到他跟前时,爱因斯坦伸手去西服背心的口袋里拿票。票不在口袋里。他又赶紧掏另外的口袋。也不在。打开手提箱。也不在。旁边的座位。也没有。

 

这时,列车员说,“爱因斯坦博士,我认识你。我们都认识你。我肯定你买过票了。请不要操心了。”

 

爱因斯坦抬头看着列车员,说,“年轻人,我也知道我是谁。可问题是,我不知道在哪儿下车。”

 

知道我们人生的方向和目标是至关重要的,因为我们不愿在生命的旅途上毫无目的地游荡。但在这个世界上,有很多的人并不真正认识自己,也不清楚人生的方向。但我们属基督的人则没有这样的疑惑。我们的身份是在基督里因他的恩典所造的新人,是神真正的儿女。我们的目的地是天堂。我们正在通往天家的旅途上。愿我们每日在生活中都清楚明白我们的身份和人生的方向。

 

 

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