Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Kathi Pelton

I was not planning to write an article today but as I sat down to relax I began to hear that old familiar song play in my mind,

“Turn your eyes upon Jesus,

Look full in His wonderful face,

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace.”

The enemy has been highlighting the things of this world. He is loving all of the attention he is getting as his “hate campaign” spreads. As John 10:10 begins, 

“The thief comes to kill, steal and destroy…” 

He has been actively doing that throughout the world. But that is not the end of the verse, 

“…I (Jesus) have come to give abundant life.” 

We must guard our eye gates. There is a spirit out there that wants to steal your abundant life and take your eyes off of our victorious king. Fix your eyes back on Jesus and watch the things of this world grow strangely dim. His glory has not dimmed due to recent events or the unveiling of hate and rage. His glory is as bright as ever, as healing as ever and as glorious as ever. 

As His people turn their eyes upon His glorious face it will fill them with the light and the love that those caught in darkness and gloom are so in need of at this time. As the enemy plows through crowds like a thief (producing terror) may God’s people go to the crowds with restoration, hope and peace. We carry the Light of the World within us that they need. 

I saw a momentary vision of a light beginning to dim and it needed recharging. The light was turned to toward a great light source and it brightened right up. This is what happens to us as we turn our eyes upon Jesus. His glory and light recharges us and brightens His light within us. 

Make sure that you take time today to turn away from the brightness of your TV, computer or phone in order to look upon His face. 

“…even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.”

Psalm 139:12

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