I See Jesus

“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation”

Colossians 1:15

Have you ever come across one of those afterimages on social media where they tell you to stare at the picture for a number of seconds and then squint or even close yours eyes and suddenly you see something else. You can try it with the image above. Stare at the image for about 30-60 seconds then close your eyes and look at a light or even a blank wall and see if you can see an image of a person some would say looks like Jesus.

As I was doing that the other day I immediately thought of the apostle Pau’s words in Hebrews 12 where he reminds us the best way to experience victory in this life is by fixing our eyes on Jesus and focusing on Him. The apostle Paul writes in Hebrews 12:1-2, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” In other words, the best way to make the best use of our day is to look to and for Jesus in everything. I promise you, the more you look for Jesus the more you will see Jesus.

I love that when starring at an “afterimage” as they are called, the best way to bring them into focus is by closing our eyes. Hebrews 11:1 immediately comes to mind, “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” Through the eyes of faith we come to see Jesus when our eyes are opened and even when they are closed shut. The promise of God isn’t an optical illusion like an “afterimage” is. Jesus promises us He will reveal Himself to us and make His presence known among us.  

Remember, Jesus changes everything and the key to our victory today is to focus on the size of our God and not the size of the problem or obstacle in our way. Thats what David did when he faced the giant Goliath. The children of Israel saw the giant and became afraid, David focused on the size of God and the enemy was defeated. What worked for David will work for you! Focus on Jesus and look at everything through the eyes of faith and you will see Him everywhere and in everything knowing…

“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”

2 Corinthians 4:18


Michael Osthimer





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