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Day Four
Pastor Frank Aprea
Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) “...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”

The coronavirus. It’s what’s on everyone’s mind now. We see it everywhere on TV and social media. We hear the new numbers on who is infected and the latest updates on schools and businesses that are closed, and we think how can I keep myself and my family safe? We hear the word “pandemic” and never thought that we would experience it.  While it is good to educate ourselves on the facts so we can do our part to stay safe, the danger is that we fixate on all of this. As we do this, fear and despair begin to grow in our hearts. A friend of mine shared with me last week that they had to just unplug from TV and social media and get alone with God. He began to worship the Lord as he played some worship music and spent some time reading his Bible. Before he knew it, the peace and presence of God strengthened him. You see, what he did was change his focus. Instead of fixating on the health scare, he began to fix his eyes on Jesus. That’s what Hebrews 12:2 encourages us to do, fix our eyes on Jesus. The word “fix” means to lock my focus on, to not look at anything else but Jesus. When we do this, we are reminded that Jesus is bigger than the coronavirus, and He is more than able to protect us and bring us through this. 

 

PRAYER:  Heavenly Father, as I fix my eyes of faith on Jesus, cause me to see just how big He is. That Jesus is bigger and stronger than the coronavirus or anything that I may face and that Jesus is more than able to protect my family and me. As I fix my eyes on Jesus, may He work through me to bring hope to my community. In Jesus’ name, Amen

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