Look up

Look up.

Luke 21 v 1-2  “As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.”

Do you ever feel weary?

Not from a lack of asleep but from people.

Conversations, defending yourself and navigating through the traps that people are trying to set for you. All this can leave you exhausted.

Jesus has been facing questions about his authority, his identity and his purpose. He was tiring physically.

Do you ever feel weary?

When people doubt your work, question your identity and rubbish your future, do you grow tired?

‘As Jesus looked up’ is used elsewhere for the meaning of regaining the sight (Luke 18:41) Do you ever feel weary?

Do you ever feel like you won’t regain your position?

Well, here is Jesus feeling exactly how you feel. He is looking down at the floor or even with his eyes closed.

Will he call it a day?

Will he give up there and then?

Will he say he cannot go anymore?

NO.

He looked up.

He decided he would go again into a new chapter and to engage with other people.

Because Jesus did, then so can you!

Yesterday you may have had enough. But today you can look up again.

Come on, look up and keep going.

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