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It’s summer, this is a silly way to start this blog but here we go.  I’m not a “snow-mobile guy.”  I have never owned one, maintained one or actually even wanted one.  However, I have participated in several snow-mobile retreats.  Someone loans me a “machine,” or I rent a “sled” so I can join the fun.  The people I have joined on these events are in fact, snow-mobile people.  They do this for fun all winter, so they drive fast, and generally know what they are doing.  When travelling at night on a groomed trail, at 50-60 mph, one must keep a sharp eye on one thing—the tail lights of the machine ahead.  This is important for several reasons.  First, it’s very easy to get lost.  Second, if said machine stops in a hurry, there can be disaster.  As to the first reason; the person that one is following is following another person, who is following another person, who is following another person, who is following another person, who is following a leader that has a map.    As long as the first person is on the right trail, all is well.  However, if the person in the lead makes a wrong turn, all the followers…follow.  Getting twenty snow-mobiles turned around at the end of a dead end trail is NOT fun.  However, it is possible, and the ride continues.  Life is a little like that.  It matters who we follow.  When Paul wrote, “Imitate me as I imitate Christ,” he was making a clear statement about who has the map!  It’s Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the One who knows the way.  It’s best to take to the trails with Him.  He will not lead us astray.  If we get lost, He will come for us because He knows where we are—even when we don’t.  Friends, “let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.”