On The Right Track


I took this picture before the start of Isaac’s last Pinewood Derby.  It was a fun morning, and Isaac took 3rd place overall to our surprise.

I like this picture.  It kind of reminds me of the importance of being on the right track.  It is so easy to get on the wrong track through the distractions of life.  We often let the busyness of life steer us of course and away from where our focus should rest.  Whether we get caught up in work or we get sidelined by some sort of defeat or setback or we get distracted by some sort of hobby, we all can find ourselves on the wrong track.

I think the author of Hebrews had this in mind when he wrote the first three verses of Hebrews 12.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

By keeping our focus on Jesus, we are sure to be on the right track.