Lent 15

fixing our eyes

Hebrews 12:2(NASB) fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

fixing my eyes

Lord, my eyes
Wander where
There is no need to go

Jesus, you have begun
And completed my faith.
You wrote my story long ago,
And you write it with me
Now, step by step,
Day by day.

You endured the cross
And scorned its shame,
Yet I let my focus fade
For mere discomfort,
And look away from you
Ignoring the suffering,
Averting my gaze from you.

I want to pray,
“Lord fix my eyes,”
But it is my heart
That is not right.

Lord, break my heart
That I may fix my eyes –
As I fix my eyes on you,
the author and perfecter
of my faith,
let me gaze on
what you endured,
the cross.

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