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Today’s 333 Devotional: “God’s Glory in Jesus’s Face”
One of my favorite hymns is “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus,” by Helen Lemmel.
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s 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 earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
When Helen Lemmel penned this song she may have had 2 Corinthians 4:6 in mind.
“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”
In the same way that God called light out of darkness and created all things, He has called the light of Jesus to shine upon the darkness of humanity’s soul. And the light of God’s glory is seen, not in creation, but in the face of Jesus Christ.
How can we look into the wonderful face of Jesus? It’s by turning our focus and attention off of the worries and cares of this world and placing them upon the person of Christ. Also know that Jesus sets His face towards you.
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1-2)
“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7)
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