It’s All in the Gazing

12 Jan

IMG_5793Just yesterday I was talking to someone about how easy it is to “grow weary in well doing” when we’re going it in our own strength.  This morning, in the wonderful devotional His Passion: Christ’s Journey to the Resurrection, I read this quote from Augustine:

And when we grow weary of trying to prove ourselves, we may be ready to cast ourselves upon Him.

The antidote to trying to prove ourselves is John 1:14, which is here in Kenneth Wuest’s New Testament :

And the Word, entering a new mode of existence, became flesh, and lived in a tent [His physical body] among us.  And we gazed with attentive and careful regard and spiritual perception at His glory, a glory such as that of a uniquely-begotten Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

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