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“THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST”

SCRIPTURE READING: 2 Corinthians 4:5-12
MEMORY VERSE:
“… God who said, Let light be shining out of the dark, who has put in our hearts the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Chris.” – 2 Corinthians 4:6
Many people have tried to configure how Jesus looked like. This has been tried by a lot of artists until they settled on what we have been seeing. There is this book titled The Face of Jesus. It is filled with different artists’ interpretations of how Jesus might have looked. In it you can see Him as an Asian, an African, an European… Jesus as He might have appeared in different cultures and races. But do you know where you can see the face of Jesus today? In the Word! As you and I study the Scripture, the face of Jesus comes sharply into focus.
A musical prodigy was born years ago in a small Italian village. He studied violin with an old master teacher in that region, and the master poured his life into this most promising student. When he was eleven, he played a concert in Rome and his performance caused a sensation. Soon he had agents and handlers who booked him into all the major concert halls of Europe. He toured the world as a teenager and a young adult, and by the time he was thirty he was the most renowned violinist in the world. Finally, he was invited to come back to play in his hometown. The village responded with pure adulation. As he played, applause flooded the tiny hall, and cheers of “Bravo” filled the air. Flowers and coins were tossed on to the stage as the star kept playing. Although he acknowledged the crowd’s response, his eyes never strayed from a spot in the balcony where his old teacher sat.
When the concert was over, he was asked “What were you looking at as you played?” He answered, “I was looking at my old master, who taught me everything I know and poured his life into me. I came here to play for him, and I was watching his face for approval.” See the same with Jesus Christ who is the Master of our salvation and focus and you will understand how He has poured His life into you.
FOR MEDITATION:
• Who do I focus on?
• Are the things of the world becoming more attractive than Christ?
PRAYER:
Dear Lord Jesus let me turn my eyes upon You so I can see Your wonderful face. Amen
THOUGHT:

When you look up to Jesus your focus on this earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
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