It's all in the eyes

Paul must have been one of the most widely traveled men of his day. He visited so many different lands. And these weren't just quick plane trips. They took weeks or even months by sea, or by foot. He must have seen so many new scenes in the different countries. Paul also wrote a lot and his letters are still widely read and yet there is not even a single line in any of his letters describing the scenery or architecture of any of the great temples and palaces he saw. There's a reason for this - Paul was blind. After he had lost and regained his sight in Damascus he was blind to everything except Jesus and His kingdom. Like a sprinter he took no backward or even side-ward glance during the race. He knew that in order to win life's race our eyes must be fixed on the "author and finisher of our faith" (Hebrews 12:2).

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