by Darla Noble
Moses made a serpent of bronze, and set it on the pole. If a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked at the serpent of bronze, he lived.
How many times have you seen someone so intent on texting that they walk into an unopened door? A display in a store? A parked car? Other people? How many times have you been that person? And what about the statistics that prove someone’s texting causes accidents that take the lives of innocent people?
All because these people—the ones texting—aren’t looking up.
Jesus hung on a cross; suspended above everyone in agonizing pain until He took His last breath. As He hung there people looked up to see Him. Some looked up in amusement. Some looked up with satisfaction. Some looked up in grief. Some looked up in amazement. But we can look up with gratitude and hope.
When we look up to Jesus we see the eternal life He has to offer us. But when we keep our focus on the things the world shoves in front of us, we get distracted. If we aren’t careful these distractions will cost us our life—our eternal life.
Father, keep my eyes focused on You. Keep my heart, my mind, my soul, focused on You. In the Name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.