Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I just came back from a much needed family vacation last Sunday. It's amazing when I'm on vacation how things look different. Suddenly, the road I've driven down one thousand times seems smoother. All at once I notice birds flying in formation. The orange blossoms smell sweeter. An awareness of God's creation fills my mind, cleaning out cobwebs of mundane life. Even the rain clouds look better.
A lot of life is perspective. Have you ever noticed that if you get focused on worrying about something, that it starts to consume you? I've had days that the sun is shining, but there's a dark cloud of anxiety and gloom over my heart. I've had days that I wanted to hide under the covers of my bed and not come out. Depression? Oppression? Maybe. Whatever the reason, sometimes we just don't want to face LIFE! It is times like these that we have to remember, this life won't last forever. It is at these moments we need to focus our attention on JESUS.
As the old song, by Helen Lemmel says...
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s a light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face.
And the things of this world will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
When we allow Jesus to be the focus of our life, our perspective changes. He lifts our minds and emotions to a higher place. The miracles that He does for us each day, giving us breath, life, love, friends, and a new day, is enough. Everyday will not feel or look like a vacation day. However, if you're going through a trial of your faith, turn your eyes upon Jesus, cast your burden on Him and let Him bring the sunshine back into your life. Love & Blessings--j.lyn jones
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