Beauty In High Places

I’m not a huge fan of flying. It gets me from A to B quicker than on the ground and that’s why I do it.

But there’s always so much to consider when travelling by plane. Packing your luggage is the least of your concerns. You need to make sure you book your flight in advance, organise parking, arrive at the airport early, get to the correct gate and then have everything you want and need in the cabin.

While I would consider myself a fairly organised person, there’s always a lot to consider when travelling.

The other day I had done all my preparation, I’d got the the airport on time, and sorted out all my arrangements. As I was in the air I felt there was still much to consider when I arrived at my destination and my mind was whirling with lists and considerations.

It was then that I looked out the airplane window. The sky was blue, the clouds were fluffy and it was incredible that such a large vehicle could be travelling so high above the ground.

This sight made me stop. I couldn’t help but be reminded of how glorious God is. He created the sky and everything in it. He got to see this view everyday but I was privileged to catch a glimpse of it for just a moment.

I am surrounded by God’s glory every day but it’s so easy to focus on the busyness that I forget to take in the beauty. My airplane window moment reminded me to stop every now and again and take in all that God has created.

Lord, your creativity and imagination is unfathomable. Thank you for sharing your beauty with us. May we stop and take notice of all you have created. Amen.

What beauty have you noticed today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.