Adjusting My focus from the Grave to Christ
When I took this picture I was frustrated that my kids were blurry; the camera focused on the headstone.Â Â But, the image reflects my grief. The grave looms large and it difficult to concentrate on anything else. What looms large in your life? How do we bring into focus the truth of God’s love for us which in turn brings into clear focus those we love, his plan for us and the needs of others?
Focus on Christ as my Center through:
Scripture:Â But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:.. Lamentations 3:21
Prayer: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything through prayer and petition . . .Philippians 4:6-8
Witnessing:Â . . .you will be my witnesses . . . Acts 1:8Â (no one else can share your story)
Fellowship: Do not stop meeting together as some are in the habit of doing . . .Â Hebrews 10:25
As I struggle these past two weeks with Jonathan’s birthday I realize that I have pulled away from these four foundational truths in my life. So today I renew these verses in my mind, and open myself to a clearer view of God, my husband andÂ children, and others.Â Yes, the grave is concrete in my life right now, but that doesn’t mean that I cannot bring into focus God’s will. I just need to adjust my lens.