Sacred Spaces 469– Look Up!

14 July 2015

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Yesterday, on the way out from my weekend in the Drakensberg for my Bachelors; five of us decided to look for a geocache.[1]

We spent an entire half an hour scratching around the rocks; but to no avail.  We could not find the cache.
We were defeated.  Disheartened by this well-hidden container.

On our way, back to the car, I stopped briefly and drank in the surroundings.  It was beautiful.  A scenic dam, back-dropped by a big mountain.  I took that all in for about 10 seconds.  That’s it!

The whole time, we were looking down, not engrossed by the scenery, but rather the “hunt.”  Half an hour search.  Ten seconds of taking in the scenery.  That’s a little bit out of sync; don’t you think?

We should have LOOKED UP.

The whole looking up reminded me of this well done video[2].  (I know it’s old now, but it’s still pretty good)

I then thought of these two Psalms when it comes to looking up.  Where does your help come from?
And can you see that His righteousness is like the mighty mountains.

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.” (Psalm 121)


“Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep.” (Psalm 36)

And perhaps, when Peter stood on the water; he should have KEPT looking up to Jesus, then he would never have started sinking… Where in your life right now; do you need to look up or KEEP looking up?


“”Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Isaiah 40: 26




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