Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. However, the horse was disqualified when race stewards determined that it had interfered with several horses. Maximum Security’s jockey, Luis Saez, thinks that the horse drifted out of his lane after becoming spooked by the crowd noise. In any case, Country House, a 65-1 longshot that had been the second horse to cross the finish line, was declared the winner of the race.
Those of us who follow Jesus need to be sure that we stay in our lane. We must not be frightened or confused by the “crowd”. We must stay on the right path, all the way to the finish line.
“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