Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in My Blog, Statesville, NC, Think About This | 0 comments

Looking Up

Yesterday, I decided to make some pumpkin bread and as it was baking I washed up a few dishes.  Looking out the kitchen window, I noticed condensation trails that two airplanes had left in the beautiful Carolina blue sky intersecting at one point.  I found myself wishing I had seen the planes as they messaged our sky.  Just a few minutes later, again I cast my eyes upward and there was a plane climbing high leaving another contrail.  I watched as it climbed and climbed, intersecting the previous two and saw a beautiful SNOWFLAKE formed!  I quickly dried my hands as I jogged to retrieve my camera.  Upon my return to the window, I captured a photo of this little phenomenon of sorts.  

Viewing the photo, it made me think about how I probably should turn my eyes upward much more often thinking that it’s a huge sky up there and I am most likely missing a lot. After all, it was created by our great God.  When I am flying, I must admit, I feel some sense of greater closeness with God, though I know He is always right with me and that His spirit dwells within me where ever I might be.  And gazing upward toward the contrails left by these planes I think about the Glory of the Heavens that some of our astronauts express.

This brings to mind Psalm 121: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.”

 

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