“Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace”
Helen H. Lemmel
At the age of 34, the same age I am as of writing this, Lilias Trotter in 1888 forsook the hopes of a prominent career as a painter and author in England to submerge herself, for the rest of her life, among the people of Algiers, Algeria, North Africa. She was proclaimed by her mentor, John Ruskin, as the next greatest female painter of her generation. Yet fame could not lure her away from God’s call on her life, to choose obscurity in the path of obedience to Him. She put her hope in her eternal sight, like Scripture says, “…seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. ” (Col. 3:1b-2).
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