Nope, not the kind like when we were kids waiting for a school bus, and not the kind folks utilizing mass transit are waiting to board the train. This one involves stopping something bad from happening on a train.
This one involves a JEN-U-INE heroine! I love good hero stories, and this woman is flat out brave like a lioness. Tameka Bates is an Evangelical Minister, she was riding a train when a passenger began harassing a young mother with a baby. It seemed he was trying to touch, or maybe even get the baby and the young mother wasn’t having any of it. I don’t blame her. Tameka has boarded the train at the same stop as the young mother. When she saw what was going on, she stepped in. If you look at the video, you can see other male passengers just sitting by, not helping out at all. But not Tameka, she felt God was calling her to step in and protect the Mother and her baby. She did it.
I think it’s a good illustration of the message I heard, Door to Decision.
God didn’t mean for us to exist in a vacuum. We were meant to have fellowship with him, our families, our animals, oh, and other people! We are meant to serve him and others. When we find his plan for us, and put our efforts towards riding that trail, we will find we can accomplish his goals. When we rely on him, rather than ourselves we find great things can come of it. This is the third and final message in the “Get Up, Mount Up, Ride On” series.
When you have hit some really rocky places in the trail, it sure is good to know that you are not riding alone. These rocky patches, which I never appreciate, God can use to help us build our faith. And best of all, keep the lines of communication with him open! This is part 2 of the series, “Get up, Mount up, Ride on”.
I sure did hear a great sermon tonight. Tonight we heard about when you’re feeling lower than a snakes belly sometimes you just have to “Get Up, Mount Up and Ride On”. Isn’t that the truth! Riding with purpose, good stuff! You can watch it, or the second link, just listen to it.