How’s Your View?
Have you taken a look at the Saviour?
Have you thought about His claims?
Have you peered within at your own sin,
And reflected upon His name?
“Thou shalt call His name Jesus,”
The angel Gabriel had proclaimed,
“He shall save His people from their sins” –
And they will never be the same.
Have you felt emptiness in your own life,
And realized there must be more?
Have you hungered for some meaning,
Wondering what the future held in store?
Like many lost souls searching,
Seeking in the Apostles’ day,
“I would see Jesus” –
Is that what your heart would say?
Have your eyes glimpsed Christ crucified?
Have you beheld this wondrous view?
Have you rejected your own righteousness,
And accepted His sacrifice for you?
Have you meditated upon the Gospel,
Pondered it with the eyes of faith?
Have you laid aside the weight of your sin,
And chosen to run the race?
Is your vision clouded by the world,
With fears and troubles everywhere?
Are you held by chains of darkness?
Are you overwhelmed with despair?
Then take another look at Jesus,
And cast on Him all your care.
Put your eyes back on the Lord,
And win the victory through prayer.
Are you awaiting the Saviour’s return,
Or is your heart set on worldly treasures?
Are you seeking the things of Heaven,
Or is your faith choked by earthly pleasures?
Are you walking closely with Jesus,
Living and abiding in His Word?
Is your sight purified by the blessed hope?
Are you eagerly looking for the Lord?
How’s your view? Looking up?
December 14th, 1999
The following are the Scripture verses originally put next to each verse of this poem.
Verse 1: Matthew 1:21; Luke 1:26, 31; 2 Corinthians 5:17
Verse 2: John 12:20-21
Verse 3: Galatians 3:1; Isaiah 64:6; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 12:1-2
Verse 4: Hebrews 2:7-9, 14-18; 1 Peter 5:7
Verse 5: Philippians 3:20; Colossians 3:1-2; Titus 2:11-14; 1 John 2:28-3:3