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Scripture: Hebrews 12:2
Broadcast date: 05/30/2016

“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.” Are you overwhelmed and about to give up? Just remember to
look unto the wonderful Jesus and you will safely reach the other side!

I am always intrigued by stories of the pioneer preachers who would ride horseback through flooded rivers where there were no bridges or ferries. They had to be very careful for if they looked down at the swirling raging waters about them, they were apt to become dizzy, fall from the saddle, and be swept away to their death. Consequently, they would have to fix their eyes on a rock or tree on the opposite bank, but never look down. In so doing, they would safely cross. I thought, isn’t that just like life. Maybe you are going through deep waters today: you have lost a loved one, you are going through a divorce, you cannot pay your bills, the children are acting up, a friend has let you down, your health is deteriorating. You are overwhelmed and about to give up. Then do as the pioneer preacher. Look unto the wonderful Jesus, and you will safely reach the other side!