He Will Make Your Path Straight

Sunday, July 25, 2010 Aimee Larsen 2 Comments

There is this spectacular place in our home town area.  It's like a dream land for little boys.  It is made up of real trains.  The trains are moving, breathing machines and the one we traveled with on this day had a heart powered by steam.  I now understand the fascination my little boys have.  I'm wondering if it is in their hearts to seek such power and direction, even in everyday play.

We had the option of sitting in an air conditioned train car or in one with the windows down.  Being that the heat index was 108 degrees, we opted for air conditioning on our trip to our destination, but on the trip from our destination we opted for the windows down car.  We thought the breeze would be nice.  It was nice, with your head or arm out the window you could feel the steam or even tiny bits of coal in the air. 

It was spectacular when the train blew its whistle.
It resonated in the open train car and made the hairs stand up on the back of your neck with it's power and the excitement of it.  Which I imagine that I will experience that feeling 10 fold when the trumpet is sounded for our Saviors return.
  The seats laid back and there were only about 8 people who dared the open air in the heat.  Then, the train stopped.

It was so hot!  Sweat started rolling down and the kids started acting crazy and we still didn't go to the air conditioning, we were tough.  But tough doesn't make you cooler.  We kept our heads near the windows just in case there was a breeze.

It was hot and miserable while we waited but the wait wasn't forever.  It was only a 30 minutes and it was worth the wait.  When the train started moving we received that cool breeze through the train again.  It was lovely.  We safely traveled down the track and over roads and creeks.  Oh did I mention that the train swayed a little, I never realized they did that. 

Now that all of our boys are old enough to enjoy it, we'll be coming back to this Railroad Museum.  More than anything, I enjoyed the time with my boys.

Don't you love that my children found shade with the "Danger High Voltage" box.  Nice!

 Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is a trip worth taking.
Visit here to learn more.

So, this experience made me think of this verse...
 ”A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)
The Lord is our guide, just as the trains keep the train running on the straight and narrow.
Blessings to you today my dear readers and friends.

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:6
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.


  1. We have taken a ride on a steam engine in Boone, Iowa! It was a lot of fun, just like you described!
    Smiles for where the guys found their shade! It worked!

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