Lord is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it. Jeremiah 6:10 (NIV)
It's a bumpy ride. You can sit or stand and it will still get you there. I often chose to look out the window even though it was dark and I could see very little. Periodically a light would shine and I would get a glimpse of my location.
I remember the ride like it was yesterday.
As the train traveled it seemed to me it was always going straight. Then without much warning green lights turned red. This conductor would gently reroute this 10 piece passenger train. Well actually, sometimes the turn was sharp and would remind me what those silver handles were meant for. To hold on! Where is he going?
He knew the way to the Promise Land!
Often he will bring up the bright red light to indicate STOP but we keep going. He warns us because we are in sin and not obeying his directive. Warnings because he knows best.
He knows where I need to go and how to get me there. The dangers of this world and the evil that lure me have been intercepted! The tracks have shifted and my life re-routed.