A few years ago, when my wife and I were living in Indiana, we decided to take a few days off and drive south. As we left the Kokomo area and headed toward Indianapolis, it suddenly occurred to us that the Indy 500 was taking place that day, and that over a quarter of a million racing fans would be trying to get out of Indianapolis about the same time we had planned to drive through that city. We made a spur of the moment change of plans and took some side roads. It took us a while longer to get to our destination, but it was well worth it to avoid the traffic that jammed the highways that day.
Jesus warns us about taking the heavily travelled highway of life. In the Sermon on the Mount, he says, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14).
There certainly are a lot of people on the highway to destruction. Let’s make sure we avoid that kind of traffic!