Hebrews 12:1 Therefore since we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, LOOKING to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right of the throne of God.
I love this verse – it may seem to be a challenging verse(about sin, which we so easily fall into), but I find it majoring in the encouragement and hope.
It encourages me to Look To Jesus – the author and perfector, finisher of my faith. It encourages me to remember all he has done for me, that he died on the cross to purchase my forgivenness and wholeness and freedom from sin.
It encourages me to then desire to walk a life that makes Him smile, so thus I desire to throw off the sin that so easily entagles me… I look to him and I see what is holy, pure and wonderful. I look to him and see him looking at me with love and grace – his arms open wide, as they were on the cross in welcome.
Look to Jesus. In Him you will find peace, security, love, wholeness, freedom. He is the way to the Father. The way to heaven.
We all make mistakes and trip and fall. We all have issues and weaknesses. We all have sins that so easily entagle us. BUt look to Jesus, Look at Him. Picture him on the cross. Picture his blood shed for you. Picture him robed in glory as he is rise and alive and victorious. Look to Jesus.