Monday, March 22, 2010


Have you ever watched a mountain bike race?

The riders swiftly go around a turn, up a hill, down a hill and around a tight turn once again, pouring it on to get to the finish line - to be first.

One Saturday afternoon, while having lunch, I happened upon a race on TV so stopped to enjoy the skill being displayed. In this particular race, a veteran rider was expected to win over the new kid on the dirt path.

All was going well . . . until . . . the veteran rider, well ahead, missed a jump and landed in a jumble of arms, legs and bike in the dusty dirt.

The reason, they said, was because he took his eyes off his wheel.

How many of us, in the twists and turns of our lives over the dusty path of life, take our eyes off of who we are following (Jesus) and land in a heap.

The solution?

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us . . . looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfector of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured th cross despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2

Heavenly Father, please remind me to keep my eyes on You. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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