“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus…”
–Hebrews 12:2 NIV
I sometimes wish I could see Jesus face to face. We’ll have to wait for that joyful experience. This verse is talking figuratively about the “eyes of faith”. In all things we are to keep Jesus at the center. He is both the Way and the destination. As Christians our mission is to serve Jesus by spreading His love and His message with the world starting right where we are. It can be a difficult job which is why the book of Hebrews says the Christian life is a race. We are to run this race with perseverance, keeping our eyes on the finish line. We will spend eternity with Christ and that certainty fuels us as we run the race of faith here on earth. There are many ways to get distracted and side-tracked in this life. Fix your eyes on Jesus by worshiping Him regularly, talking to Him in prayer, receiving His forgiveness in the Lord’s Supper and faithfully living as His follower every day. Jesus put us first by dying to earn forgiveness for our sins. We now fix our eyes on Him as we run the race of faith on earth.