Look Up

My day starts at an hour when most people are still sleeping. 

The sound of chirping birds fall into my ears, singing a duet with my alarm clock.

My eyes half closed, I place a bare foot on the floor. 

I turn towards the window but I don’t know why. I can’t see anything because it’s still dark. 

The motion of walking wakes up my leg muscles as I begin the routine. 










The morning air is brisk and flushes away whatever sleep is left in me. 

My body’s awake but my mind fully isn’t. 

I’ve forgotten something.

But then I look up. 

I see licorice black branches against the cool gray sky. 

Or an orange flood bleeding into the fresh morning. 

Or a wide stroke of periwinkle floating in the atmosphere. 

Or a creamy cluster of pink clouds slow dancing in the air. 

I look up and see God. 

And I remember what and Who I’ve forgotten. 
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display His craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
Night after night they make Him known.
They speak without a sound or word;their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.

-Psalm 19:1-4

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