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Beside the Sea

Summer and seaside are, in my mind, as closely connected as fish and chips and bucket and spade! Growing up in the south of England, the journey to the seaside only took an hour and we would frequently go for day trips in the summer. So, given that we are now in the season of summer, our theme for the next fortnight will be BESIDE THE SEA. We will look at this by taking a theme for each letter of the phrase: B for beach, E for encourage, S for sea, I for insight, D for drown, E for enjoyment, T for tired, H for harbour, E for exit, S for sky, E for everywhere, and A for always.

Beside the Sea - S for Sky

In the midst of our busy everyday lives we probably have little time to stop and gaze at the creation around us and the skies above us. Although we may be struck by a beautiful sunrise, or sunset, or maybe even stormy skies or a rainbow. Today is an opportunity to stop and reflect on the sky through the following meditation. If you would prefer an audio version of this meditation, please click here

Find a quiet place, sit in an upright position with your feet firmly on the floor and take a deep breath in and then let it out slowly. Do this a few times and gradually let go of any tension or stress you may be feeling and become still and at peace.


What thoughts or images or memories spring to your mind when you hear this word?

What sky related phrases come to mind?

Recall now any times in your life when God has spoken to you through the sky, times when you have been aware of his presence as you have looked at the sky, or times when you have looked at pictures or photos of the sky.

  • What was it that God showed you through looking at the sky?
  • What impact did it have on you?
  • How did you respond?
  • As you remember it now, how do you feel?
  • Is there anything else that God wants to show you as you remember this specific time?

What is the sky like where you are today?

Take a moment or two to observe it and to consider what God might want to communicate to you through it.

Draw this time of meditation to a close by reading Psalm 147:5-8

Written by Dorinda Miller; © D Miller 2018. For full credits please see the site credits page

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E for Everywhere