So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Christmas…it came and went. We rushed, shopped, cooked, baked, visited….barely keeping our heads above the water. Then, just like that…it’s over. The day after Christmas, my middle child verbalized his disappointment. He was actually sad it was over. It’s such a build up…leading up to Christmas. And then, you just look around and think….now what?
We all know the reason for the season. I really tried to focus on this precious baby coming to our world to be our savior. But a lot of people kept saying “it doesn’t feel like Christmas”. I didn’t think so either. Or at least, it felt ‘different’. I don’t know why.
Maybe because of all the issues going on in our country and the world. It has been a time of ‘unrest’. But we must fix our eyes on what Jesus came to accomplish. And what He has in store for our eternity. In the rush of life…work, bills, families, activities…it’s hard to stay focused on what is ‘unseen’. We have distractions everywhere.
As I walked my dog past a babbling stream this morning, I thought of his word-He leads me beside still waters-it was a nice rest for my soul as I thanked Him for the beautiful nature he gave us to enjoy. Nature…which we can see. Can you imagine what he has in store for us in heaven? Which we can’t see. That is where our hope is. And where we must fix our eyes.
The Christmas presents are temporary. That new sweater will go out of style. The new bike will rust. And your new watch will eventually stop ticking. But there is one most precious gift that keeps giving…Jesus, our Savior. If we fix our eyes on Him, we won’t feel letdown or disappointed. He is our eternal gift, unseen, yet priceless.
Thank you, God, for your Son who came to save us and give us hope of eternity with you. Forgive us for being distracted by busyness but we choose now to fix our eyes on you. Amen