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