No horses or motor vehicles allowed

I recently went on a long bike ride with my wife along the Jane Addams Trail. It’s a great trail, from Freeport, Illinois, almost 13 miles all the way up to the Wisconsin border. It follows an old railroad track, so, it is straight and flat. For the majority of the way, it’s lined with trees, which helps to keep the wind down.  It was a wonderful ride!

Along the way, there were signs of those who were permitted to use the trail and those that weren’t. The trail was for bicycles, snowmobiles, hikers and cross-country skiers. Horses and motor vehicles were prohibited. I suspect that these rules are in place to help keep the quality of the trail nice for all to use.

It reminded me of heaven, … “nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Revelation 21:27). Those purified in the blood of Christ will be able to enter, but impure will be kept outside. Heaven will be a wonderful place.

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