A Face That Is Set

(Jesus) set his face to go to Jerusalem — Luke 9:51

The term “set his face” is interesting and intentional.
It reminds me of my old football coach, Mervin Johnson, who used to come on the team bus and holler, “put your game face on.”
He meant no more smiles, no more jokes, or horseplay. “Put your game face on” meant it was time to get serious and focus our thoughts and bodies on the task before us.
Jesus too finally understood what he was to do, so he gritted his teeth and turned his face toward’s his final task — Jerusalem.
We are seldom certain about what we are called to do, at times we are confused and full of doubt, but after that period of confusion comes the light of certainty.
When that occurs and it will, set your face and with all the determination and courage you can muster and go forward with a face that is set.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. He is also a contributor to The Clyde Fitch Report.

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