Recently I have found a dime, and a bashed up nickel, and a bunch of pennies, and a bicycle reflector and some very smoothe and colorful stones.
It's all happened as I have looked down as I walk neighborhood streets, or restaurant parking lots.
Feels like a bit of a treasure hunt.
And some day, I tell myself, I will find a diamond, or a watch, or something that is really worth a lot.
But that just never does happen.
Looking down seems to bring just scruffed-up pennies....mostly.
But, if I look up
I see mountain peaks,
and birds high in the air,
and cloud formations playing with the last rays of sunlight,
and airplanes on final approach, bouncing slightly in the turbulence.
And if I look up "higher" still....I see God.
My "seeing" of God is helped by
the silence of the walk,
and recalling memorized scripture,
and seeing His fingerprints in everything around me.
Lots better than pennies....this looking up.
Today in these very turbulent times....may you and I look up not down.
God is with us.