This is my second year living in Anaheim, and I have to pass those train tracks almost every day. When I see those train tracks, I don't just see the empty bottles of alcohol, but I see how empty I was as a teenager. Drinking isn't a sin, mind you, but for myself, I was running away in every aspect possible in my life away from God and if it meant having a few hangovers then I was happy.
The other day, I noticed an old electrical pole. It's one of the few left up in Anaheim since most of them are underground now, and it was right at the spot I loved going to. I don't believe in "signs" but I felt like this was God's way of reminding me not to cringe at the sight, not to be heavy-hearted at the things I regret doing, and most importantly to remember of His forgiveness, even if the most obscure ways.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)