My name is Nathan Milleson; I am twenty-four years old and am writing from NC. I am currently in the process of obtaining my Mdiv from Fuller Seminary online and am halfway through with that process. I’ve been provided by God an exceptionally beautiful wife, Courtney. Together we have been married for two years and have accumulated two crazy cats, Benedict and Beau.
“Looking to Christ” grew out of a passion of mine to make my meditations about Scripture and its relation to the Christian life known to others. Rather than writing and keeping them saved on my computer for no one to see; I decided to create this space as an avenue to let others in on what I am learning about and becoming convicted about in my Christian faith.
One of the first passages of Scripture I ever memorized was Hebrews 12:1-3. Within this pericope is the phrase, “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus” (Hebrews 12:2, emphasis added). I used to wonder how I could look at Jesus since he was no longer physically here on earth. Then I was led to Ephesians 1:18, in which Paul tells his recipients that he prays for God to have “the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he [God] has called you” (Ephesians 1:18, emphasis added). We will not see our supreme hope in Christ if God does not open the eyes of our hearts. Thus, while running this race of life, in order to see Christ, we look to him using the eyes of our hearts.
But to carry this idea one additional, crucial step further is to know where to look in order to see Christ, who was the Word made flesh (John 1:14) . Let us look to the Psalms: “Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). God’s Word, namely, Scripture, is how we are able to navigate clearly this race we are running. Our path will be darkened without the light of God’s Word, without Christ himself. Therefore, our priority ought to be to focus the eyes of our hearts on Christ through Scripture in order that we might faithfully navigate this life.
My prayer for this site is that those who read its contents might be spurred on toward Christ in some way, whether for the first time or for the ten-thousandth, because we supremely exalt God when the eyes of our hearts are fixed, above all, on Him.