Are you ready to learn how to drive a car? Although you may be too young to drive, perhaps you feel ready. My oldest daughter first asked me about driving when she was 4! She can’t wait to turn 16.
Our Bible verse contains a good clue for when you learn to drive. See if you can find it:
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” (Hebrews 12: 1-2)
Did you catch it? It was tricky, but our verse tells us to “Keep our eyes on Jesus.” That is a big hint for when you learn to drive.
When I turned 16, my parents got me driving lessons for my birthday. My Dad took me out a few times and taught me some basic things. Then I went for my lessons and practiced driving a lot. The teacher taught me an important lesson. When you’re driving, keep your eyes ahead—on the road just in front of you.
My driving teacher told me that if a car passes beside you, don’t look at the car. Keep your eyes on the road ahead. If you are on a narrow road, don’t look at the ditch. Keep your eyes on the road ahead. If you pass a big tree, don’t look at the tree. Keep your eyes on the road ahead.
The driving teacher was right! Do you know why? Wherever you are looking is usually where you go. So, if you are busy looking at the ditch and trying not to drive into it, chances are that’s where you’ll end up!
Our Bible is full of wisdom and advice for every day. In our verse today Paul reminded us to “Keep our eyes on Jesus!” As we drive through our daily life, there are lots of things to distract us—ditches full of tempting sins and things that are bad for us.
If you look at them too long you might end up in one of those ditches. Keep your eyes on Jesus and He’ll lead you where you need to go. He’ll lead you there safely and happily.
Keep your eyes ahead, on Jesus, and make it a wonderful new day—a new day with Jesus!