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S.A.N.S. Episode 341: I Lift My Eyes Up

Jesus is like your favorite teacher in high school or college who makes you think. One of the expressions Jesus used as a teaching method is, “let him who has eyes see; let him who has ears hear.” When someone tells you all the answers in class, you’re being cuddled and not being taught to think for yourself. Perhaps, Jesus realized that speaking in parables kept an audience on their toes, forcing those who could hear what Jesus was saying to ponder this story within their mind and heart.

Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work. 35 Do you not say, It is still four months until harvest time comes? Look! I tell you, raise your eyes and observe the fields and see how they are already white for harvesting. 36 Already the reaper is getting his wages [he who does the cutting now has his reward], for he is gathering fruit (crop) unto life eternal, so that he who does the planting and he who does the reaping may rejoice together, John 4:34-36.

In the passage above, Jesus uses farming as a means to communicate a spiritual truth. When you lift your eyes up, like the song by Miss Angie, you’re able to observe what’s going on around you. However, if you live where I did for over 25 years in the northeast section of the United States, everyone is so consumed by the rat race called life that you become oblivious to the world around you. As you listen to today’s song, may you learn to fix your eyes upon Jesus in 2023, Hebrews 12:1-2.

by Jay Mankus

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