Let us run with endurance the race the lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne. Hebrews 12:1b-2 HCSB
Textinganddrivingsafety.com reports texting while driving is a growing trend and a national epidemic, quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers. Drivers assume they can handle texting while driving and remain safe, but numbers do not lie.
Texting while driving causes:
1. 1,600,000 accidents per year – National Safety Council;
2. 330,000 injuries per year – Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study;
3. 11 teen deaths EVERY DAY – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Fatality Facts;
4. Nearly 25% of ALL car accidents.
It is obvious that it is important to keep one’s eyes on the road while driving.
The writer of Hebrews says that as believers it is important to keep our eyes on Jesus. Jesus will show us the way to live our lives in a way that we will have abundant joy and bring honor to God. We also need to see that Jesus suffered and endured the cross for us. As believers we may be called upon to suffer and endure pain for the sake of the Gospel message. But we can endure the suffering if we will only keep our eyes on Jesus and follow His example.
Challenge: Are you distracted by the things of this world? Are you having difficulty keeping your eyes on Jesus? Make a commitment to spend time with the Lord each day, reading His Word and praying. Keep your focus on serving God and bringing glory to Him in everything you do.