Where are you looking?
By Susan Gahan
Turn your eyes upon Jesus and look full in his wonderful face; the things on earth will go strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace. Do we have our eyes upon Jesus, or do we have our eyes turned on the things of this world?
I am looking at myself now. Are my eyes on my phone too much? Am I concentrating on my bills too much? Am I thinking about Christmas too much? Am I having the world interfere with my life too much? There's so much going on today. People have their minds on too much today. Even as a Christin, are my eyes looking at the right thing? Are my eyes looking at Jesus, or are my eyes looking at what surrounds me? What should we look at if we've given our hearts to Jesus? Where should our focus for each day begin?
There are days that my heart hurts. My mind runs and runs and runs and runs. How can I get something accomplished? How can I get a bill paid? How can I help someone? Sadness comes upon me. But if I look into his eyes (through the eyes of my heart), I do know that all will be well. I wonder if the scriptures say what color eyes Jesus has. Are they blue, or are they brown, or are they green? It doesn't matter. I visualize blue eyes, clear blue eyes, and a smile on his face saying let me take this from you. I would like to take this burden from you. We have many hurdles, and He can take them from us if we ask.
Christmas is a special time. It's supposed to be a happy time. The same for Thanksgiving. It is supposed to be a thankful time. We forget what these holidays are supposed to mean. Instead, we worry about finding the money to feed our families for a holiday. It is time to pull people close. Family, friends, coworkers, and anyone that you encounter. Little things bless people. Just a smile. Just a hug. Let us remember that Jesus came for us and for everyone. Let your light shine bright these holidays!