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Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:2 ESV

Photo courtesy of office.microsoft.com.I’m driving fast.

Sixty-five MPH in the pouring rain is fast, right? I hear screeching tires. The car in front of me swerves to the right. I see something in the road ahead. Through the rain, I make out a long, wooden two-by-four in the middle of my lane. And then, I see the nails . . . sticking straight up out of the wood.

Right lane?

No good—long semi-trailer right beside me.

Left side-mirror?


I swerve just in time to miss the nails and breathe a deep sigh of relief. That could have been a very miserable day.

Jesus is moving fast.

Three years for a public ministry is fast, right? He hears the screeching of an angry mob. His disciples flee in front of Him. He knows what’s in the road ahead. Through the blood pouring down His face, He sees a wooden cross in the middle of His lane. Then, He sees the nails.

Right lane?

“If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

Left side-mirror? 

“He will give His angels command concerning you, so that you won’t even strike your foot against a stone.”




Jesus stays in His lane. He takes the nails. And breathes His last.

Perhaps there is a difficult task before you today. Maybe it is a painful task, an uncomfortable task. But it is right. And it’s the only way.

Ask for courage from the One who did not swerve in a hard situation. He was looking farther down the road, far past Calvary and a very miserable day. What did He see?

“For the joy that is set before us,” let’s look into what it means to practice unswerving faith today. And practice. 

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Adam Sculley

Adam Sculley is a freelance writer with a desire to influence lives for eternity. Adam lives with his wife and baby daughter in Easley, SC, where he works in automobile manufacturing, teaches the K-5 to 2nd grade children in his church, and writes poetry and song texts in his spare time. 


  1. Thank you for following your call to write. I will remember this devotional and it's powerful message .

  2. Thank you for following your call to write. I will remember this devotional and it's powerful message .