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
Beautiful song, isn’t it? The lyrics carry so much meaning, and we can learn so much from them. Simply fix our eyes upon our Savior, and watch as the things of the world grow dim in comparison to His glory.
Sadly, we often become consumed with earthly things. They promise fun, and excitement, and immediate pleasure. In reality, however, they are so empty.
In order to understand this, you need to examine your perspective. We need to focus on the future, not just the present. By future, I mean that we need an eternal perspective.
When you see through the eyes of eternity, you realize just how short-lived everything around you is. Rather than being concerned with what we can get for ourselves here, we should be continually growing in our relationship with Christ, and building up treasures in heaven!
The more you fix your eyes upon Jesus, the more you will realize just how beautiful and incredible He is. You’ll discover more and more just how great is His love for you. As you begin to experience all the wonders of His love for you, the things of this world truly will grow “strangely dim” in comparison to Him.
Fix your eyes on Him! Discover the depths of His love, and realize that He has so much more to offer you than the world ever could.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. (1 John 2:15-17)
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. (1 Timothy 6:17-19)