My Heart Lives in the Sky


My heart lives in you, sky.
Dome of light, of darkness,
Canvas of clouds and stars,
Of swallows and eagles.

My spirit soars in your vastness,
Exulting in your beauty,
The predawn glow in the east
Or symphony of colors in the west.

The creator slings clouds onto your canvas,
Paints dreams with textures and colors,
Earth dust and meteor granules.
Each new day, a new masterpiece,
A landscape, unique and priceless.

Write my prayers upon the sky.
Let my joys, my fears,
My visions, my gratitude
Paint their way into God’s heart.


Photo credit: Beth A. Richardson

Beth A. Richardson is a United Methodist clergy person and the managing editor of Weavings Journal and Alive Now magazine and the Director of Creative Content for The Upper Room. A photographer and writer, she is the author of Child of the Light and The Uncluttered Heart. She is currently writing a book of Celtic-style blessings, which will be published in 2016.

One Response to “My Heart Lives in the Sky”

  1. Teresa Benedett-Farmer says:

    This is so beauti-full!

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