Sapphire Sky by Robin Densmore Fuson
Do you look around you when you are outside? Or do you go around with 'blinders' on?
Living in Colorado for the majority of my life, I enjoyed the blue sky. Sometimes it took on the luster of turquoise.
When I lived in Tennessee, the sky seemed to be always overcast as if we lived in a shroud of gray. I think the one and a half years we were there, were a-typical because others say the sky has its blue days. I’ll never forget taking a trip and arriving in Denver and stepping outside to azure sky.
I love a deep sapphire sky with occasional puffy white clouds. I love Florida where, like Colorado, the sky is blue most of the time. It thrills my heart to see the crimsoned sunset. Not a morning person, I have only occasionally glimpsed the golden rays of a sunrise.
God sees the sky through our eyes and from His lofty heights above. I wonder what that perspective is like.
Look up to the sky and see the clouds high above you. (Job 35:5)
Have you taken a moment and looked closely at a rose and the spiral of the soft petals—so perfect and exquisite? I love to breathe in the heady scent of a lilac, rose, honeysuckle, or… What is your favorite?
How about immersing your toes into the warm sand at the beach? Feel the beams of sun on your shoulders and taste the tinge of salt in the air as you listen to the rhythm of the waves rolling in.
I love the crisp air in autumn on a mountain. The wind rustle leaves as the scent of pine cascades around me. To view the vista and hear the screech of an eagle as it soars to its nest, takes my breath.
Picture springtime in a boat on a large lake—no wind to ruffle the surface and the only sound is the splash of a fish.
Imagine jumping from rock to rock across a stream and hearing the gurgle of a laughing brook. Is the musty scent of moss and lichen tickling your senses?
Do you take time to appreciate the world that God created for His pleasure, and for you to enjoy?
When I look into the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? (Psalm 8:3-4)
God created the entire world for your enjoyment. We need to thank Him. We need to appreciate the world around us.