Title: Perspective MattersJohn 14:27 (NIV)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
At the start of this Holy Week there is good news that our visible eyes cannot see:
EASTER ISN’T CANCELED
The promise of Easter, that offers new life, also offers new perspective and peace that the world cannot take away
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
- We WON’T fix our eyes on
- The flood of fear in the media and our world
- Political banter that causes division
- The hard hit financial portfolios
- A rising death toll clicker
- We WILL fix our eyes on
- The peace he offers
- The promise that He is working out things for our good
- The prize of resurrection life
- The people in need of hope that is found only in Him
The truth this Holy Week and throughout the entirety of this pandemic + beyond in our lives is this:
“Your heart will follow where your eyes are fixed”Where are your eyes fixed?
Let’s pray for perspective
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (MSG)
16-18 So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.
Some practical ways to “fix your eyes”:
-Read God’s word, start a new bible reading plan on the YouVersion Bible App
-Set a time to pray regularly
-Stay connected to others, even if its virtually
-Turn on some worship music and turn the television off
-Tune into the Holy Week Daily devotional reflections this week + Midweek every Wednesday night.
Additional Texts: Romans 8:28, Genesis 50:20, Colossians 3:1-4