Proverbs in Pictures #2

In the race of life, we are so aware of certain eyes, and completely unaware of others. We too often fall into the trap of only being concerned with how we appear in the eyes of other humans here on earth.

But in this case, the girls on the rowing team had their focus on the right person. They were keenly aware of their coach's eyes, because he was who they were close to, and he was who they were listening to. If they had been sitting on the shore, they wouldn't have heard his voice as well, and they wouldn't have been fit for racing. These girls weren't concerned with the people around them, in other boats or on the shoreline... instead, they were concerned with working hard and pleasing their coach. We, too, ought to be focused on pleasing our "coach" in the race of life, Jesus, whose eyes are always on us.

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