Seeing Jesus Only

Josh WannerDevotions, Vision

Matthew 17:7-8

But Jesus came and touched them, saying, ‘Rise, and have no fear.’ And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.”

Distractions. They are everywhere. They affect all ages, all occupations, all walks of life. Satan is the king of distraction. He is continually at work so that our eyes turn inwardly and away from the Savior of the world, Jesus.

The disciples, in the pure glorious moment of the transfiguration, saw Jesus. God in the flesh of man in His full glory as God. The booming voice of the Father declaring who Jesus was, caused them to fall in fear. When the moment ended and Moses and Elijah disappeared, the disciples were left with only Jesus. But oh what COMPLETE joy that is!! To see only Jesus!! To not look to the left or the right. To not take any other path. To see only Jesus no matter what the circumstance.

Psalm 121:1-2 says, “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Jesus tells us to rise and have no fear. That does not mean we will be spared from “bad things.” We do, however, have a Savior who has conquered sin, death, and Satan himself. That is our comfort, peace, and joy. May we keep our eyes on Jesus, only Jesus.

Pray the words of the song “Only Jesus” by Casting Crowns:

I don’t want to leave a legacy. I don’t care if they remember me. Only Jesus. I’ve only got one life to live. I’ll let every second point to Him. Only Jesus.

In His most Holy name—Jesus. Amen.

Contributed by Cindy Sippy