Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
Photo-a-Day Challenge Word for today is: LOOK
“Looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.”
“I lift up my eyes (LOOK) to the hills— from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
Merriam-Webster Dictionary: LOOK
• to ascertain by the use of one’s eyes
• to exercise the power of vision upon
• to direct one’s attention
• to gaze in wonder or surprise
The photo above is significant to me because I was visiting a friend, I had not seen in several months. We were celebrating at Universal Studios Florida. It’s a fun photo because we were ask to pose with our hands out with an expression of looking surprised! I think it turned out pretty good. Such fond memories.
As we continue our journey through this Lenten season, looking has become a daily adventure for me. Looking at photos especially for this particular activity my church is hosting online. The other “looking” I am pursuing is inward at myself and my relationship with God and others. I’ve also been looking through my bible at favorite scripture verses as well as looking up passages in my new Bible Commentary. The season of Lent is a journey we take for ourselves and is extremely personal. It is also a communal journey with other believers, as we RELIVE Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Every year we make this pilgrimage and though the scripture verses and the story remain the same, it is we who change with each passing year. I have celebrated many seasons of Lent, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday services and not a single one was like another. Jesus remains “The Good Shepherd,” we the sheep of His flock return again and again, each year with new insights and a renewed spirit. I pray that you have heard the voice of your Shepherd this Lenten season. He is calling for you, be still and know!
~ Blessings to you!
ειρήνη – “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below.