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.