A Thousand Things

God’s Word says, “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus” — Hebrews 12:1-2

A thousand things compete
for my attention every day —
there are a thousand
would-be masters
of my time.
Nearly all of them
will lead me

A thousand carnival barkers
tout thrills
cheap and passing.
A thousand consiglieri
counsel comforts
hollow and gilt.
Buying — selling.
Asking — telling.

O Jesus,
whisper to me
words of life
a thousand times louder than
a thousand shouted propositions.
Help me run across
the fields of distraction
with my eyes fixed on You.

Devotional poem © 2016 Michael Himick. Used with permission.

One thought on “A Thousand Things

  1. This encouraged me today, especially the last line — a great word picture of keeping our eyes on the author and perfecter of our faith.

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