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Turn Your Eyes (feat. Natalie Grant) // The Belonging Co



Y'all stop what you're doing and listen to this! What a beautiful song! This is an old hymn that I grew up listening to in church and one of my favorites. This version by the The Belonging Co. featuring Natalie Grant just stirs something in your soul. Natalie Grant is a powerhouse. Her voice is a voice of an angel. 

We are enbarking on a year in what is something we never thought would happen in our lifetime....A global pandemic. Just think a year ago today what you were doing. I was taking my kids on a spring break road trip to visit family and friends. Little did we know that was the last trip we would take for awhile. 

This past year has been hard on all of us. We have experienced life in a way we never thought was possible. Our essential workers have worked so hard this year. Parents have become teachers and teachers are doing double the work. Families have had to endure so much with social distancing and being unable to see each other for holidays. To all of the loved ones lost to Covid, to all the Covid Long-Haulers who continue to be sick, to everyone who has been affected by Covid, you are not forgotten. You are loved and cherished. 

This year has been a new level of hard we were not ready for. It's ok if it's hard. We've never done this before and this is new. I pray very soon the world will be able to open up again and we will go back to whatever your version of normal was before the pandemic. Until then, we need to turn our eyes upon Jesus and stay strong. 

Look what we have accomplished in the past year. It's crazy to be "living history" but here we are. God put us on Earth at this time for this purpose. He knew we were strong enough and able to get through this pandemic. Just keep going.....

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things (the thing) of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There's light for a look at the Savior
And life more abundant and free
Through death into life everlasting
He passed and we follow Him there
O'er us sin no more hath dominion
For more than conquerors we are
Oh, turn your eyes upon Jesus (oh, turn, oh turn)
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things (the things) of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace
His word shall not fail you, He promised
Believe Him and all will be well
Then go to a world that is dying
His perfect salvation to tell
Oh, turn your eyes upon
Source: Musixmatch
Hymn written by Helen Howarth Lemmel

Lots of love to you all, 

Jen

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