The heavens declare the glory of God;
The skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
Night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out to all the earth,
Their words to the ends of the World.
No event is all bad if it causes a person to look upward. Personal challenges. Financial crises. Creative silences or just difficult days. Most of those sorts of events do turn my gaze off myself and upward.
But I don’t always need a life-altering event to look up. Sometimes the sheer glory of a sunrise or sunset is enough.
Or towering thunderheads or a sky peppered with stars that look close enough to touch. The heavens declare the glory of God in so many ways to those who are in tune with Him.
Artists are often asked how they get or stay inspired. The answer for me lies in all of life. How can an artist enjoy her surroundings—even the less than perfect ones—and not be inspired?
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