December 6, 2010

The Afters: Light up the sky

I heard this song on the radio recently and I’ve been singing it like crazy lately…I just can’t get it out of my head. The characters in the video illustrate the lyrics using flares and fireworks to light up the night sky, but I like the idea of God lighting up the sky for me all on His own. I took these pictures of the sky around sunset at my house the other day.

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Here are some of the lyrics-

When stars are hiding in the clouds
I don't feel them shining
When I can't see beyond my doubt
The silver lining
When I've almost reached the end
Like a flood you're rushing in
Your love is rushing in
You light, light, light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me that you are with me
And I can't deny that you are right here with me…

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I know that many people feel depressed around the holidays. It’s easy to have high expectations about how everything should go and then when reality falls short, we just can’t get over it. Let’s support each other and reach out to others in our lives who might be susceptible to feeling down. Sometimes just a kind word makes such a difference. And take some time to look up at the sky every now and then…you just never know when it’s lit up especially for you.

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12 comments:

  1. Great post and a very timely reminder to keep focus on the true meaning of Christmas and love this season!

    Check out my funny blog from yesterday. I'm still thawing out some parts! ;-)

    Stay warm!

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  2. Oh my gosh, look at that sky! What a sight!!

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  3. I couldn't agree more about kind words around this time of year...wish everybody had the Christmas spirit all year long! xo

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  4. I love these photos and such a great reminder to reach out to others this time of year.

    BTW, thank you for the sweet comment on Sunday Best. Unfortunately in my daily life I'm usually running around in yoga pants and a ponytail but that doesn't mean I don't have good taste, right? Let me know if you're ever in Atlanta and we can hit the town together all gussied up. :)

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  5. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! My Grandmother gets down in the dumps every holiday season. She needs to hear this song! Thank you so much for sharing hun.

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  6. thank you for this song, i needed it today!!

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  7. what a beautiful post. especially during this time of the year, it is hectic and I know that sometimes my expectations make it not as fun as it could be. love it.

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  8. Beautiful pictures and beautiful heart!!! Thank you for this post!

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  9. Really a nice post. Thanks for sharing this.

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  10. Beautiful song and beautiful photos!
    Thank you for sharing this....

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Lay it on me y'all!