Acts 7:55-60

I’m reminded this morning of the classic chorus;

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

Simple words, yet prophetic words for our time. I’m drawn to Stephen in Acts 7, who gave an amazing account to the religious leaders yet he was killed. However, it is true to say that He looked into the face of Jesus whilst being stoned to death perhaps oblivious to what was happening around him as he looked into Jesus face the things around him grew strangely dim!

Today, many believers are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus and ever more today do we need to ‘Fix our eyes on Jesus’. It is hard not to consider believers in Iraq that so need our prayers.

One of the reasons I believe christians fear, or are afraid to speak out is because we haven’t had full revelation of who Jesus is!

My prayer today is for you to look into Jesus face, spend time there and pray that Father God gives you greater revelation of who Jesus is, as you look into his face and see a heavenly perspective so that the things that trouble or hassle grow strangely dim because of a deeper revelation of the living Jesus made known in our hearts!

Finally, a challenge to singer/songwriters to write a modern contemporary worship song version of the chorus, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus…” a hymn written back in 1922, by Helen H. Lemmel

Song, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus” © Words: 1922 New Spring, Small Stone Media BV, Holland (Admin. in the UK/Eire by Song Solutions Music: 2003 Consuming Fire Music, Small Stone Media BV, Holland (Admin. in the UK/Eire by Song Solutions CCLI# 4027218

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