Scenario: Dismal looking day, dark and foreboding clouds overhead. You settle into your airplane seat, buckle up, and say several prayers for safety through the weather.
The plane taxis, lifts, and ascends through the clouds. Bumps and turbulence along the way cause your heart to lurch several times.
Fifteen minutes later, you are above the cloud level. The sky is brilliantly clear; sunlight all around. No turbulence and clouds look angelic below your wings. You can hardly believe it is the same day, the same sky.
Present Day: I choose today to look beyond the clouds, beyond the turbulence and the worry. To look up to the One who controls the skies and flight. The Lord Jesus alone gives peace.
“Lord, the sky’s still blue
For my hope is in you
You’re my joy, You’re the dream that’s still alive
Like the wind at my back
And the sun on my face
You are life,You’re grace.
You are blue skies, You’re my blue skies…”
Blue Skies, c Matt Heusmann Music, Recorded by Point of Grace
Skies clearing over the water near Ballintoy, County Antrim
This picture was taken at an old and beautiful fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. But even though I am surrounded by manmade wonder, I can’t take my eyes off God’s sky. The storm clouds moving in, the formations, the variation in light. It’s stunning, and it’s all God. That’s cool. 🙂 He’s everywhere. Blessings, Lisa
“Something deep in all of us yearns for God’s beauty, and we can find it no matter where we are.” ~Sue Monk Kidd
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” ~Psalm 19:1
God can take my breath away….like the other night at sunset. Colors so varied, layered clouds with different shapes, shades, intensities. I couldn’t take pictures fast enough. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” ~Psalm 19:1 Slainte, Lisa