You have seen the video clips… A woman texting on the phone and falls into a pool of water for a fountain. Or it was a man walking along the sidewalk right into a light pole. Or the person looking at their phone and about to walk into oncoming traffic only to be stopped by a passerby. Where we are looking matters.
Consider Revelation 4:8 “Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty – the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”
I have always thought these are some really weird creatures. What are they all about? It dawned on me this week that the beings are covered with eyes so as to always be looking at Jesus no matter what direction they are heading. And, it is because their eyes are always on Jesus that they are always in worship of Him. The honor, and praise and worship, and singing all come from creatures whose eyes are always on Jesus. Never is Jesus out of their sight, thoughts, hearts.
Our greatest need in life, my greatest need in life is to have my eyes always on Jesus no matter where I am or where I am going. When my eyes are on Him I worship better. When my eyes are on Him I honor him in greater ways. When my eyes are on Him my unique service for Him shines just like these creatures in their calling. Hebrews 12 is right – “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus.”
What are you looking at?