Close to the Edge

by ggerhauser

Morning Thought: Yesterday when I got off the train, I noticed a young man sitting on the platform ledge, dangling his legs over the train tracks. He was about two meters from the stopped train in a very dangerous spot. Everybody passed by him. As I approached the young man I called out, “Are you OK?” He broke down crying, “No, I’m about to kill myself!” I gave him a big hug. Then I prayed for him, listened to him and talked with him as he sat over the edge. The whole station shut down for about twenty minutes. Soon the police came and later the ambulance. Just before the emergency crew arrived, he looked up and thanked me. I was relieved, but also I was shaken. When you care, your presence makes a difference in people’s lives, even strangers. I thank God Jesus stopped for me when I was seventeen years old too. “Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him.’ So they called to the blind man, ‘Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.’” ‭‭(Mark‬ ‭10:49‬, ‭NIV‬).