Can you remember, as a child, sitting at a train crossing and waiting for the caboose so you could wave at the man standing on the back? It’s not something that kids will get to see today, since most trains don’t use a caboose anymore. The man at the back of the train was moving in the same direction as the one in front that was controlling the locomotive. The difference was, the locomotive driver was looking at what was coming in the future for the passengers, while the man at the back was looking at what was in the past. In Philippians 3:13, Paul wrote “… forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.” We can’t live our lives looking at the past while we move forward. Mistakes should be repented of and left there, but we also can’t live off of past experiences with God. We must be striving to get closer to Him every day. So if you are looking to the past, switch cars and drive the locomotive!