Look Up

Key Texts: Psalm 123:1

I lift up my eyes to you,

   to you who sit enthroned in heaven.

It seems to me that each day brings a little more controversy; a little more debate.

There are times when I have to just switch off the computer, the radio, the TV, because I just can’t stomach another angry or contentious voice blaring in my ears.

Where is the civility? Where do I see examples of someone listening first, then answering?

Worst of all, we haven’t even begun to get serious about the next Presidential election – good grief.

Then, I sit down, in the quiet of the evening, with no devices blaring this opinion or that attitude, demanding my attention or my reaction.

I sit down, open my Bible, to these ancient prayers – and this is what I find.

I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven.

For just a little while, it is quiet. For just a little while there is time to reflect and pray. For just a little while there is this ancient song of ascents calling out to me…

“Look up. Just look up. That’s where the answer is. That’s where the answer has always been. That’s where the answer will always be. Just look up.”

And it is enough.

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