This morning we were thrilled to watch the US Navy Blue Angels “practice.” What a glorious sight! The precisely timed and thrilling maneuvers were breathtaking. But maybe the most amazing thing is how closely to each other these four (sometimes six) pilots fly at those incredible speeds. We were told that the lead pilot is the only one who watches where he’s going. The others do whatever it takes to stay in the right position relative to the leader. They can’t take their eyes off him for a second. He communicates to them what he is doing; they just follow and take orders. The application is obvious….
…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 12:2b NLT