Fix – Five Minute Friday #3

“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” – Hebrews 12:2 NIV

In my world the words broken and fix are usually in the same sentence. But today I want to focus on some synonyms instead – fasten, secure & stabilize.*

Fasten – to attach firmly or securely in place; fix securely to something else.

Secure – free from or not exposed to danger or harm; safe.

Stabilize – to maintain at a given or unfluctuating level or quantity:

When you look at those definitions the meaning becomes so much deeper, in light of Christ.

If I “fasten” my eyes on Jesus, I look to Him & Him alone as my source of strength & help.

If I “secure” my eyes on Jesus, I am free from harm and shall not fear.

If I “stabilize” my eyes on Jesus, I am giving Him my unwavering devotion.

I ask you to think over these definitions you read over the words of this hymn. I have also attached the YouTube video at the end of this post if you would rather listen to it and let the words wash over you.

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus (Forever Be Sure – Music Publications)

Radiance of Glory, the Son of high esteem;

Hero of the story, from start to end supreme;

Author of creation, Who holds the universe;

Source of our salvation, Who saves us from the curse –

Fix your eyes on Jesus, the Champion of the course,

With faith held firm to its Perfecter and Source.

Casting off each sin as you run the race,

Fix your gaze on Christ till you see Him face to face!

Lower than the angels, a Man of flesh He came;

For the joy before Him, endured the cross of shame;

Gave His life an offering, High Priest Himself atoned;

Seated now in glory, with majesty enthroned!

Fix your eyes on Jesus, the Champion of the course,

With faith held firm to its Perfecter and Source.

Casting off each sin as you run the race,

Fix your gaze on Christ till you see Him face to face!

Tested just as we are, so mercifully He pleads;

We can pray with boldness because He intercedes!

Tasted death for sinners, a Brother in our pain;

Shared our suffering with us that we might share His reign!

Fix your eyes on Jesus, the Champion of the course,

With faith held firm to its Perfecter and Source.

Casting off each sin as you run the race,

Fix your gaze on Christ till you see Him face to face!

See the celebration in heaven’s pure delight,

Faith’s anticipation transforming into sight!

Saints who ran before us by faith have finished strong –

They, the cloud of witness compelling us along!

Fix your eyes on Jesus, the Champion of the course,

With faith held firm to its Perfecter and Source.

Casting off each sin as you run the race,

Fix your gaze on Christ till you see Him face to face!

Where are your eyes fixed today? If not on Jesus, what can you do to “fix” that?

#FMF #FIVEMINUTEFRIDAY #BGBG2 #BIBLEGATEWAYPARTNER


This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up. It’s an opportunity to join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single word prompt to free-write, unscripted and unedited, for five minutes.

*All definitions are from Dictiionary.com

22 comments

  1. Great job! I love how you used other words to help describe what it means to fix our eyes on Jesus.

    I joined the email list from Kate and the Five Minute Fridays community. I haven’t participated in one of the writing prompts yet, but you make it look like fun.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your encouraging words, I wrote down what you stated about fixing, fastening and stablizing our eyes on Jesus. I am also going the beautiful song that you shared to my playlist. I had never heard it before. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. I love that! Fixing my eyes on Jesus – gives me security! It’s like walking down the aisle at a wedding and having only eyes for your spouse. Everything else falls away at that moment. Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

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