Friday, April 16, 2010


...I read that a person who cannot wait in silence to simply be, who feels he needs to continuously be doing something is lonely...

Friday, April 2, 2010

Where is my focus?

Jesus had no outward look to attract us to him, nothing in the way he appeared to make us want him.

Where is my focus?

Jesus was hated and pushed aside by people. Pain was normal to him.

Where is my focus?

Still, Jesus took our sickness and carried our burdens.

Where is my focus?

The picture that is similar to Jesus' death is of a lamb being taken out to be slaughtered. He was pushed around and taken by hatred and injustice. He was beaten and mocked publicly. And with all this he didn't retaliate.

Where is my focus?

It was God's will.

Where is my focus?

Then, after Jesus went through all of this and gave his life to God by accepting an unjust death, he was given life again, new life and power, becoming what no man could be...a bridge between the souls of men and a life-giving Creator.

My friends, family...anyone reading this.





The look
The position
The reputation

I've been humbled by this today looking at Isaiah 53. That's why I'm writing this. I wish I wasn't so easily distracted by what fades away. This week I'm focusing on putting things in their place.