“…you need to travel to see the ocean – I don’t need the ocean – I have the sky…” ~ John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

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We have had unusually cold, but sunny weather in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for days and days. The wide open sky is wonderful and rare in our “neck of the woods”; crisp, clear days that are perfect for bundled strolls along trails and around lakes. Again, I’m brought back to my Pennsylvanian roots. A treasure these days have been.
 
Walking in the full expanse of a sky blue I’m reminded of something my oldest son said a few years back when our Northwest day was bright… clear… ultramarine.
 
He said, “When I look up and see nothing but blue, I see God’s giant eye looking down on us.” 
 
The sure statement full of faith and hope stopped me in my tracks. I was left speechless with my neck flung back and my full face open, gazing up at God’s eye.
 
God’s eyeball!! 
 
All those lazy childhood days, lying in the grass peering up at the sky, I never once thought of that!  It caused my breath to cease as I thought of the colossal face of God, so enormous that only one eye takes up the entire expanse of the sky we see from earth! 
 
It’s an eye of love.
 
An eye that searches. Roams. Finds.
 
An eye that covers the whole earth.
 
An eye that is always there.
 
God’s eye is present and aware of all your joys, sorrows, excitement and pain. His eye is there when the clouds and the rain return. Typical weather settles back into the valley of our Emerald city. We’re warming up. Back to our canopy of clouds. Rain waters the lush greenery. But in the dismal let us not forget that His eye is always with us. He is present even when we can’t see the blue. Our job is to act as a winged being in thought and hopefulness, getting ourselves above the clouds where the expanse always radiates in Holy splendor.
 
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. ~Genesis 1:1-3
 
 
 
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