Back in the days of sailing ships a young sailor went to sea for the first time. The ship encountered a heavy storm in the North Atlantic. The sailor was commanded to go aloft and trim the sails. As the young sailor started to climb, he made a mistake and looked down. The roll of the ship combined with the tossing of the waves made for a frightening experience. The young man started to lose his balance. At that moment, an older sailor underneath him shouted, “Look up, son! Look up!” The young sailor looked up and regained his balance.
In like manner, we can loose our spiritual balance if we take our eyes off the Lord, and start to focus on things beneath – worldly things. You will remember that Peter began to sank in the troubled sea when he took his eyes away from Jesus (Mt. 14:29-31). The Hebrew writer said we ought to be “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Heb. 12:2). Look up, friends! Look up!
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