Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is full of darkness. – Luke 11: 34
I can get easily distracted. I get distracted by things going on around me. I get distracted by my own busyness. I get distracted by work. I get distracted by helping others. I can get distracted in the details. We all have our distractions.
In the short section in Luke 11, especially vs. 34, Jesus is reminding us to stay focused on what’s important. We are distracted by bad things, but I’m guessing your like me, and most of my distractions are good things in and of themselves, except that they take away my focus.
Some folks in Jesus day missed that fact that he was right there among them. I wonder how many times we miss God’s presence because we are distracted. The eye keeps the focus. That’s what Jesus is talking about.
Is your eye on the beautiful sunset, or focused on the one who created beautiful sunsets. That’s the difference.
When we miss the light (Jesus, the Light of the World), the rest becomes dark.
Today this passage convicts me to keep my focus on Jesus, then to go and love like Jesus, spread grace like Jesus, serve like Jesus, but all with my eyes on Jesus.
To that end, I’m reminded of this song by King and Country:
Prayer: Lord, fix my eyes on you, and the rest will fall into place. Amen.