Keep your eyes on Jesus.
D.H. Roper and his friend secured permits to climb Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States, at 14,505 feet.
The eleven-mile lungs-and-legs challenge was exhausting. D.H. considered turning back. But occasionally, he caught a glimpse of the summit and knew that each step was bringing him that much closer to it. That’s what kept him climbing.
Stay focused. “[Keep your] eyes fixed on Jesus the source and the goal of our faith” (Heb 12:2). “Our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed” (Rom 13:11).
Keep your eyes on him here, and see him face to face there (1 Jn 3:2; Rv 22:4).
Face to face! O blissful moment!
Face to face—to see and know;
Face to face with my Redeemer,
Jesus Christ, who loves me so.
—Mrs. F.A. Breck
When you reach heaven, you’ll
know the climb was worth it.