1109. The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

It is a glorious privilege
to live, to know, to act, to listen, to behold, to love.
To look up at the blue summer sky;
to see the sun sink slowly beyond the line of the horizon;
to watch the worlds come twinkling into view,
first one by one, and the myriads that no man can count,
and lo! the universe is white with them;
and you and I are here.
~Marco Morrow

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Morrow mentions only the summer sky, but isn’t it a privilege to look up and behold the wonders of the heavens whenever given the chance? I certainly think so, and it’s especially breathtaking in the spring when looking up through the branches of flowering trees because the view then is even more spectacular. But then again, I find that staring heavenward, regardless of the season, is always a wondrously delightful pastime. And as I sit looking up, I wonder if, like me, others are filled with the same sense of sanctity? And if so, do the firmament’s mysteries and majestic beauty bring them too to an awareness that something in its mystical vastness transcends ordinary knowing? I would like to think that everyone begins to recognize the handiwork of the Holy One to whom we’re all inextricably and lovingly connected. And as people look and listen, that they may hear, in the deepest part of themselves, God’s still, small voice telling them that the sky and earth and life are not the result of a random happenstance but are acts of His divine and loving grace poured out for mankind. In the sky and all else which delights the senses may we seek the Maker’s face, a face the eyes have forgotten but the heart yet remembers. Indeed, what a glorious privilege it is to live, to know, to act, to listen, to behold, and to love! And how wondrous it is that those privileges are free and available to everyone!

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made… ~Excerpt from Romans 1:20  ✝

**Collage by Natalie of images she took of flowering trees…

17 thoughts on “1109. The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

  1. How wonderful!! 💖💖. I loooove the pink flowers!! 🌸🌸. And I love the sky too! But my favorite is the ocean! I grew up by the sea and sat looking at it every morning while eating breakfast. I love the ocean the best in spring, because it changes (in Norway) from onyx black to vibrant sapphire blue. I could spend hours just gazing at the sea! 😊😊

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  3. Oh I think the spring sky is quite magnificent—looking upward, as you say, through the seemingly joyful branches so proudly sprouting their new leaves—the vibrant bright greens matched against the beautiful blue sky—the colors playing off of one another is spectacular—throw in the pinks, yellows, oranges of new flowers—absolutely stunning

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  4. Beautiful photos Natalie. And I too love looking up at the sky, the clouds, the flowers, the stars at night. To me, they’re all signs of a beautiful, awe-inspiring world. The connection to something bigger and greater stirs my heart, along with the hope we learn to treasure, protect and live in harmony with each other and nature.

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