Darkness has enveloped the earth. Not a pretty picture that will consume my attention if I focus on the dark. I will see death and destruction, hatred, malice, and division on every side. Where else, you say, can I look when a black cloud envelops my senses?
Jesus invites me to raise my eyes and thoughts to the realm of light. This world has no future. Everything in it will pass away with the coming of our Lord. If my focus is on Jesus, He will keep my mind from wandering through my dismal surroundings.
Oh, Lord, fix my eyes on the beauty of your holiness. Keep my attention on the preparation of my heart and testimony of the goodness of God.
What He has in store for those who push past the negative temporal existence here, holds a far greater reward than worldly trinkets.