Yesterday afternoon as I sat in an adirondack chair in the back yard, between the gap of the tree limbs, I looked at the fluffy cotton ball like clouds passing by on the second best day of the summer. Saturday was the best day – great for weddings – bad for cloud watching. So quiet – so effortless – so beautiful to look at as they floated by in the azure blue sky. I was transported and dozed in the warmth of the afternoon. Have you ever noticed how infrequently we look up? We walk looking to the side, down, of straight ahead but seldom up. There are obvious reasons for that – we don’t want to trip and break ourselves on the ground by tripping. Oh but to see that neighborhood hawk silhouetted against the clouds and sky was magnificent. I hardly thought about anything. I just relaxed and gazed at the sky and wondered if my eyelids could remain open on such a beautiful sight. So look heavenward once in awhile this week. Just stop so you don’t trip and look at the tops of the trees, or the buildings, or the birds soaring overhead, or a puffy cloud or a distant plane going to who knows where. Think of the words that Jesus spoke when he said, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matt 6)
You are so valuable and treasured by God – take more time to let God remind you of your value and worth.