Ronald Biggs was involved in what became known as: ‘The Great Train Robbery of 1963.’ He and the gang were quickly apprehended, but he managed to escape from prison after serving only two of his thirty year sentence. After using up much of his stolen money getting to, and trying to set up, in Australia, he fled to Brazil to escape capture. He left behind his wife and three sons.He became a fugitive in Brazil for 34 years. It was only because of a law forbidding parents of Brazilian children from being extradited that kept Ronnie there. Even then he was supported by the mother of his ‘love child’—he couldn’t legally work. For cash he held parties on his balcony for tourists wanting to dine with “The Great Train Robber.” He had lost his first wife by divorce and hardly saw his three English sons. One of them died at aged ten in his absence. Age and poor health caught up with him and he yearned to see out his days in Mother England. On his arrival home in 2001, he was arrested and imprisoned, but was released on compassionate grounds in 2009. Four years later he died.His life and death are vivid proof of the veracity of Proverbs 10:2—“Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.”Was the life of ill-gotten gain worth it for Ronnie Biggs, The Great Train Robber of 1963? I’ll give Ronnie the last word:“I have been in jail for a long time, and I want to die a free man. I am sorry for what happened. It has not been an easy ride over the years. Even in Brazil, I was a prisoner of my own making. There is no honour to being known as a Great Train Robber. My life has been wasted.”John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends.