Yesterday I was driving through downtown and saw an unusual sight. A small boy about three walking with a man I’m presuming was his father and a small puppy. A very small puppy, maybe about 10 weeks old. They had just finished crossing the street and were walking up the sidewalk. Now this may not seem so unusual except that the puppy was not wearing a leash. I wasn’t sure whether to be incredibly impressed with how the puppy just followed along and didn’t run off despite all the distractions of downtown or to be appalled that the puppy wasn’t wearing a leash.
We should be more like that puppy. Just eagerly following our Master without paying any attention at all to the distractions along the way. He could have easily darted into traffic and been hit by a car, but he didn’t. I think too often we stray from the side of God and ‘run into traffic’ so to speak. But if we keep our devotion centered on God following Him becomes just something we do and the distractions won’t allure us.
We must focus on Jesus, the source and goal of our faith. He saw the joy ahead of him, so he endured death on the cross and ignored the disgrace it brought him. Then he received the highest position in heaven, the one next to the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 Gods Word Translation