"Where Are You Going?" - by Rev. Weldon Bares


Billy Graham told a good story about the brilliant scientist, Albert Einstein.

Einstein was traveling by train from Princeton. The train conductor came down the aisle, punching the tickets of each passenger. He came to Einstein, who couldn’t find his ticket. He looked in every pocket, but he couldn’t find it.

The conductor said, “Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you are. I have no doubt that you bought a ticket. Don't worry about it.”

Albert Einstein said thank you and the conductor kept going down the aisle punching tickets. Way at the end of the car, he turned around and saw the great scientist down on his hands and knees looking under his seat for his ticket. So, he hurried back and said, “Dr. Einstein, don't worry about it. I know who you are. No problem. You don't need a ticket. I'm sure you bought one.”


Einstein looked at him and said, “Young man, I also know who I am. But something I don’t know is where I'm going."


His statement is sometimes true for our lives. We know who we are, but we don’t know where we are going. Sometimes, our lives seem to lack direction and purpose.


The Gospel offers an answer in the words of Jesus, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” (John 14:6) Notice that he didn’t say that he would show us the way or tell us the way. Jesus said that he IS the way. Today, let's turn to Jesus!