For heaven's sake, look up! The skies this week were beautiful. So much to behold. So much they tell. The heavens really do display the splendor of God. They are so majestic, they can only be but a bit of the majesty He contains. Every sky is different. No two are the same.
For heaven's sake, we should be more mindful of heaven. There are things that cause us to keep our eyes downcast. It might be the preoccupations of a busy life, a deep tragedy, trials and troubles, or even just too much technology that we're glued to. This week a dear family experienced a loss so sad and so sudden, it made us all reflect a little more. At the burial of this little boy taken far too soon, we all released balloons into the sky. Bright, cheery colorful balloons that drifted their way heavenward made heavy hearts lift, made smiles come to the corners of quivering lips, made tears dry as the wind swept them away. One by one they made their lift to heaven, and I hope that sweet little one was up there catching every one as he runs the fields of heaven.
With our eyes to heaven, we watched the last balloons disappear and we were left with a blue sky. But that sky isn't always blue. The sky in the picture beneath has powerful light but with that light comes many shadows. Look at the dark cloud that covers the brilliantly illuminated cloud. Isn't it like that in life? A shadow comes and steals away the light far too quickly.
For heaven's sake, sometimes things happen we don't understand but we can look up at the clouds and read the little stories God tells to us. You see cloud watching isn't just for kids, there's life lessons laying in the heavenly realms. Skies are His storybook!