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Thankfulness Through Song ~ “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” {Day 5}


omorrow, we have the opportunity and privilege to vote.   Are you thankful?  I hear so many say we just don’t have anyone good to pick from, or we have to pick from the lesser of the two evils.  Possibly the person we’d like for “president” is not the ideal, yet, God is still in control.  And, it’s not just the presidency we are voting for, but many other offices and important proposals.

One of my personal concerns when choosing who to vote for, is if he or she is pro-life – values life from conception throughout the person’s entire life, from before birth even if a  “defect” is found – til a person is 101+ years old.  My “choice” for president is not fully pro-life, which saddens me, yet, he is the “most” pro-life.

As I was thinking of a song to share today, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” came to me for several reasons.  No matter what, our country needs to turn their eyes upon Jesus for healing.  We need to turn our eyes upon Jesus as we choose who to vote for.  We certainly need to turn our eyes upon Jesus in our daily, everyday lives.

When our daughter, Angela Hope, was born still at 36 weeks, almost 16 years ago, one of the songs we sang at her funeral service was “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus“.  It was the only way to get through unknowns of why we only had her on this side of heaven so briefly.   And as decisions are made tomorrow, no matter how, it is all “short-term” compared to eternity.  We need to do our best as Christians, as neighbors and as citizens.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

I am thankful we can turn our eyes upon Jesus, especially when everything else seems so chaotic.  And, I am thankful His eyes are continually upon us.

ne of my favorite Christian groups is Selah and love their rendition of this song:O



Beloved KEPT Child of Jesus stumbling by faith ~ Married 30 years ~ Blessed Mama of 10 beside me & 2 at Jesus' feet ~ "Retired" homeschool mama of 22 years ~ Writer * Blogger * Reviewer ~

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