Two boys were playing in the snow one day; when one said to the other, “Let us see who can make the straightest path in the snow.” His companion readily accepted the proposition & they started.
One boy fixed his eyes on a tree & walked along without taking his eyes off the object selected.
The other boy set his eyes on the tree also & when he had gone a short distance, he turned & looked back to see how true his course was. He went a little distance farther & again turned to look over his steps.
When they arrived at their stopping place, each halted & looked back. One path was true as an arrow, while the other ran in a zigzag course.
“How did you get your path so true?” asked the boy who had made the crooked steps.
“Why,” said the other boy, “I just set my eyes on the tree & kept them there until I got to the end; while you stopped & looked back & wandered out of your course.”
This is a perfect picture of the Christian life. We must fix the eyes of our hope, our trust & our faith upon Jesus Christ.
Heb 12:1-2 (GNB): “…So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us. Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end…” - Richard Steele (ministry127.com)
“Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, and then go straight forward.” - William Wilberforce.