Little did anyone on the train know they would pass into eternity before they crossed the bridge. Have you ever stopped to think how short life is? For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. Surely eternity which is at the exit terminal of this life is not far from any one of us. God has given us the single span of a lifetime to cross before we are there. In the span he has given us, we must come to Christ as Lord and Savior if we are ever going to enter into heaven. Those who fail to do so will be swallowed up into a horrible eternity of darkness. These shall be cast into outer darkness where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
What must you do to pass into the outer darkness when you die? Nothing, just continue to travel through life never caring that the Lord Jesus loves you and went all the way to the cross that you might be saved.
What must you do to be saved? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. He will save you the moment you put your faith in him. Even now he is watching you to see what you will do with the gospel message.
The station master was also watching as the train pulled on to the
bridge. He watched as it traveled across the many spans of the bridge,
and soon in the distant darkness he could no longer see the form of the
train or the outline of the bridge. All he could see was the faint glow
of the lights of the train as it moved along. When the train was on the
middle of the bridge all of its lights abruptly went out and the whole
scene was swallowed up in darkness. Alarmed by the sudden disappearance
of the lights the station master tried to telegraph the station at the
other end of the bridge to find out what had happened.