Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. Hebrews 2:1 ESVHebrews 2:1 ESV
I was reading something today about the difference between a ship and a piece of wood floating in the sea. They’re each composed of the same material. They’re both surrounded by the same water. One, however, bobs and dips and goes wherever the current may take it. It’s the slave of its environment. The other has an intentional form, a power source, and an intelligent pilot. It can go anywhere the Captain says, “Go!”
It takes effort to keep from being driftwood. The transition from dedicated, effective Christian to lackadaisical drifter is usually not a sudden, big decision. It’s a series of small ones. We let go of our daily devotions. Our prayer life begins to take a backseat to our “important” stuff. Church, works of service to others, and fellowship with other believers become optional instead of imperative. One day, we look up and can no longer see the Sun on the horizon. We have drifted away.
Don’t drift. All it takes to drift away is to do nothing. It’s Sunday. Take a step back toward safe harbor today. Let’s gather with the saints, hug some necks, sing the songs of redemption, feed on the Word, and let the Captain of our souls reset our course. See you there!