When life knocks you flat on your back, remember it left you looking up.
I look up a lot. Life has taught me to do that. Often I never know what’s coming down the pike, so I tend to look up to the heavens for help to get through the next big thing.
From where does my help come? “My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” ~ Psalm 121:2
I do find myself looking up — a lot. In the warmth of summer, I turn my face upwards toward the sun. After a rain, I look up to see if there’s a rainbow spread across the sky. At night, I find myself gazing at the stars and marveling at how many I can see living out here in the country.
Yes, I look up. I look up at clouds, whether they be puffy, fluffy white cotton-like or dark, menacing, stormy ones.
I look up to see a jet leaving its contrail plume behind it.
I look up as I hear helicopter blades chopping the silence and I often utter a silent prayer for someone possibly being life-flighted to one of the trauma hospitals in our nearby city.
I look up when I notice a hot air balloon or a blimp coasting along the airways.
I look up to watch birds take wing to soar or butterflies flit and float by.
I look up as I walk down a woodsy path when I hear the leaves rustle through the trees over my head.
I look up because life on this earth is hard enough without always looking down.
Looking down weighs me down just as surely as gravity holds me on this planet. Looking down secures me to this earth where people are viciously cruel to one another, folks become seriously ill, hearts get trampled and broken, disappointments abound, and life eventually deteriorates and ends, and it all grieves my soul.
I look up because it makes me happier. I look up because it makes me realize how tiny and insignificant I am compared to the power of my God, who holds everything I see in the palm of His hand.
I look up because it gives me hope.
I look up because it provides me inspiration.
I look up because it strengthens my faith.
“Believers, look up — take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.” ~ Billy Graham
(Linking up to the weekly photo challenge theme – Look Up – today.)