LOOK UP FOR GLORY

I love my early morning walks. I often use this time to commune with God, seek his heart, and pour my own heart out before the day’s busyness jams the circuits of my brain. All that background noise can interfere with my ability to hear God clearly. Sometimes my heart is swollen with thankfulness and other times it’s fragmented by the trials and sorrows of life. Both can leave me speechless, unable to articulate what my heart is feeling. My overwhelmed spirit cries out for my Abba, begging Him to know what my humanity cannot adequately speak. 

RENDERED SPEECHLESS

I can think of multiple times when in these moments, lost for words, I’ve instinctively looked up to the sky and been rendered breathless by its beauty. A million pinpricks of light from stars breaking through the indigo predawn darkness remind me how big God is and how small I am. The sunrise splashing red, orange and yellow across the sky in bold swaths of fire show me His creative genius. One of my favorites was a small vertical rainbow peeking beneath a cloud like an open window to Heaven, letting me know God was with me and I didn’t need to fear. In these moments I’m witnessing God’s word explode to life in the skies.

GREATER THAN ANYTHING I FACE

Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.” Even when my vocabulary is lacking or my soul is too broken to speak, the Heavens do. They cannot help but shout God’s glory and remind me that He is greater than anything I face in this life. They gently invite my frailty to join in their otherworldly songs of honor to the One who is worthy because of His divine perfection and excellence. 

LOOK UP

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:20. Next time you are at a loss for words, remember that God is extending to you an invitation to look up to the skies and join in their chorus proclaiming praise, adoration, and God’s glory.

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