Detours ahead …

“You were running superbly! Who cut in on you, deflecting you from the true course of obedience?” Galatians 5:7

imageI’ve become fond of horse racing. After watching California Chrome lose out on the Triple Crown, I felt a bit sad for the horse and their owners/trainers, as race horses have a short run life, and we may never seen California Chrome on the track again.

I watch “Wildfire, a TV show about a race horse. This race horse always comes from behind to win. However, in one of the episodes, another horse cut it off, and Wildfire stumbled and suffered a broken bone in his leg. With the creativity of the writers, the horse may miraculously heal and win a big purse, and eventually father other race horses.

In Galatians, the run Paul referred to is the course of life we choose to take. Detours happen, but Paul reminds us, “the detour doesn’t come from the One who called you into the race in the first place.” (vs 10).

Lord, when we begin to run off course, help us get back on the right path. Amen.


About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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