Sky Writing

5 08 2013

You don’t see many skywriters any more. In the early part of the 20th century, sky writing became a major form of advertising and communication. People used sky writing to deliver personal messages, sell products (Pepsi Cola being one of the first), or even propose marriage. Using a special kind of smoke, a small plane writes the message in the sky so that people on the ground can read it and be moved to see life differently.

Did you know that God is a sky writer?

Creation’s second day finds God separating the waters and creating an expanse He called Heaven. He stretched out the sky and wrapped the world in a canopy that still draws our eyes and our hearts upward. But the sky is not just blue. It is filled with messages that tell us about our God.

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”  – Psalm 19:1

“The heavens declare his righteousness…” – Psalm 50:6a

“His splendor covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.” – Habakkuk 3:3b

Do you see what is written in the sky? Every time our eyes catch a glimpse of blue, we catch a peek of God’s glory. His righteousness is written in the expanse of the sky. His splendor is painted across the canvas of the heavens. The sky is covered with God’s fingerprints. It is a scroll on which He writes us a love letter, inviting us to take our eyes off of our pain, personal agendas, and pride and dream of a life wrapped up in something, Someone, bigger than ourselves.

My Jesus Resolution today is to stop and read what God has written in the sky. Too often my eyes stay earthbound. I lock my focus in on my to-dos, must-bes, and gotta-haves. How much do I miss because I don’t look up – both literally and spiritually? The heavens tells a story, simple and compelling, about a God who so wants to love me that He writes it in the sky.


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