“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV
I went for my yearly eye examination last month. Thinking my eyes had not gotten much worse than the year before, I was somewhat surprised when my ophthalmologist informed me otherwise. To counter any doubts she had me look through a lens with my current prescription and one with what she said I now needed. The clarity was eye-opening (pun intended)! It is now a brighter day for me.
I believe our faith journey is one where Jesus keeps correcting our vision to see the world, and the people in it, through God’s eyes. When we worship, study God’s word, pray, and offer acts of kindness and mercy God continues to improve our sight that enlightens each new day with the clarity of Jesus’ presence. Incidentally, as we study God’s design for the church in “Acts of the Apostles”, it is those very same activities that defined the early church. Last week we read how Stephen had his eyes fixed on God and saw the glory of heaven. Those early followers of the Way abandoned self-centered, worldly perspectives, and focused on living in light of Jesus’ resurrection.
This Sunday we will take a break from preaching through the book of Acts as my family travels for our yearly vacation to Atlantic Beach. But, fear not, we have two special worship services with Dennis Akers delivering the message on the 18th and Tina Yates on the 25th.
So as always, you are invited to….
Come and see,