Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2
Reading Bishop Schnase's devotion today I couldn't help thinking about rafting this past summer with our Boy Scout Troop. One thing I've learned is that going down the river with a guide is far more fun than most people realize. Guides "know" the river. Every turn, every rock and every branch. They also know how to have some crazy fun!
Our guide kept us focused and taught us all a great deal. Having someone like that to look up to can make a whole lot of difference not just on a river but in our crazy, hectic, fast-paced world. Guides don't panic - they have been through it. Having God, friends and guides on our "white-water" life adventure can make all the difference!
Today, think about what has been carrying you along and what "rapids" you're in or about to face. Who is a guide for you? If you don't have one, pray about finding one and start looking for those who have some "white-water" experience!