5 comments on “The Focus of Jesus

  1. beautiful Truth.

    Jim, I pray as you are in that place of watching and waiting, the Lord’s Presence would come and draw ever so close to your Mother, you and your family. We are praying for you.

    Beth

  2. I struggle with this all the time because I want to accomplish great things in order to have the satisfaction of knowing I’ve not lived a mediocre life. I’ve recently realized all my accomplishments in my life have been mediocre at best. It’s a stinging realization.

    We are remembered for what we do and it’s impact on others. Jesus washed feet. What will I do? “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”

  3. The majority of everyday people will not make the cover or TIME or gently land a plane on the Hudson or win the Nobel Peace Prize. We’ll go to our jobs and earn a median income and drive a median car. Our spouses won’t look like the Brad Pitt or a Victoria’s Secret model, but we’ll love them and be loved just the same. And God looked at His creation called man and said, “It is good.” And we compare ourselves to the pictures in Cosmopolitan and GQ and think, “What a failure.” Then I read in Song of Solomon 2:14 that God says, “Let me see your face; let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your face is lovely.” NOW I have permission from God to know He thinks I have a beautiful face and a voice worth listening to, and I conclude the greatest accomplishment in all my life will be to love the One who loved me to death. I won’t get an award for it, but in the end it will be His love and approval for me that counts.

  4. Thank you for the words of encouragement and the reflection. I had never thought of the Lord’s last words as something so comforting. I, too, will rest in the Lord and allow Him to be my focus.

  5. Thanks, Charisse. Sometimes I need to turn off the many voices and views that want my attention. Internet, Facebook, television, phones, etc. It is hard to focus on Jesus when about every convenient device we own is focused on making our own life easier. Sometimes we simply need to set it all aside and look to comfort others, which is just what Jesus did. However, His washing of the disciple’s feet was more than teaching them humility — it was preparing them to become minister to the Lord as well.

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