Tuesday, August 8, 2017


“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 is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:2 KJV

Helen Howarth Lemmel wrote one of my favorite hymns “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”.  Yet many times we fail to do it.  We allow other things to come before Him.  If we will keep our eyes on Jesus, we will have fewer problems and we won’t hurt Jesus as much as we do.

I love these words in this inspiring hymn “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.”  We must keep our eyes on Jesus.  Jesus will never hurt us, leave us or betray us.  We can trust our loving Saviour.

I receive emails from people who tell me how wonderful it is that I write devotions and while I appreciate them because all of us need to be encouraged, don’t look to me or to your pastor or Sunday school teacher.  I am still in the flesh and I am not perfect.  Keep your eyes on Jesus and on Him alone.

Heavenly Father, help us to keep our eyes on Jesus and trust Him to lead us.  Jesus, how I love You.  One joyous day I will see You face to face.  I am going to give You the biggest hug You have ever had and I am going to tell You how much I love You and appreciate You.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen. 

Joanne Lowe
August 8, 2017

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