Tuesday, 26 July 2016

I believe the sky was made for me to touch

First and foremost, if you haven't listened to Relient K's new album Air for Free then you must go do so immediately. (It's like summer in sixteen songs.) Go. I'll wait. (Better yet, read my post and listen at the same time. (But only if you can manage to contain all that awesomeness at the same time. I wouldn't want to be responsible for you spontaneously combusting from too much awesomeness.))


Also, warning. This post will contain ramblings about life and whatnot. 

Last Sunday, some of the people from our church invited us over to their house in the country for lunch. Now, imagine me being invited over for lunch. *sobs* But despite my difficulties with interactions in a social setting, I actually enjoyed lunch. (I mostly just stayed quiet and ate, which I was fine with. I didn't want to try to talk because then I'd lose track of what I was saying and the words would get all jumbled up and I'd look stupid. (Welcome to the life of an introvert.)) 

I was the only teenager there, so I could either try to fit in with the adults or the ten year olds. It was a difficult choice, but in the end I decided to mostly do my own thing and hang out with whoever. 


Jabberwockies, they had a trampoline. A trampoline. I haven't been on a trampoline for years. I bounced everywhere, with my hair going absolutely everywhere and it was basically awesome.

They also had a swing, which I messed around on for a little bit before I checked out the creek. Thankfully, there didn't seem to be any nasty creepy crawlies in there to eat me, so I splashed downstream a little ways while their two dogs bounced around everywhere, splashing me and generally being dogs. (It was great.)


They also had quads. QUADS. THEY HAD QUADS. I REPEAT, THEY HAD ACTUAL QUADS. (I'm an Albertan girl, and I basically grew up on a quad. Half of my childhood memories were of me hanging onto a parent (or driving myself, when I was older) as we drove through the forest. (Also, this was the first time I could legally drive a quad (you have to be 16 or older) so that was nice. (Don't tell the FBI.)) My brother and I drove around their property on these fantastic quads, generally having the best time ever. 

The whole I was there, I had this Relient K song stuck in my head, God and there was this one line from the song which goes like and I believe the sky was made for me to touch. I think that's such a powerful line, and there's so much you're admitting that you believe in with that one line. You say that you believe in God, that He made the sky for you. You believe that you have a purpose in life, that all this beauty in life was made just for you, that it wasn't an accident. You believe that you are worthy of love and beauty. 


For the past week, I'd been at work and while I love my job I also don't often see the sky for the whole day except through the windows. To be able to get my feet wet and jump as high as I can to touch the sky, to have a moment when I could just sit and thank God for His beautiful creation that He made for me to touch made me so grateful. Because I can say that the sky was made for me to touch, even though I don't always feel like it. 

It can be hard sometimes to know that I am worthy of all that. It can be hard to know that I can be both an engineer and an author, a friend and an introvert. It can be hard to always be sure of my purpose in life because I don't know what I'm doing, I just like pretending that I do. 

But that's ok, because I don't have to do it. God's got my back, and the sky was made for me to touch. 

When was the last time you touched the sky?

12 comments:

  1. Okay right so I've just put on the album, so will listen to it whilst reading this post and writing this comment (so I'm sorry if I start writing something but then get carried away by the lyrics and end up writing something else).

    Hey that lunch sounds pretty nice, and I tend to do the same thing whilst in a social situation, I tend to just eat and listen because I'm pretty good at the two. I WON'T TELL THE FBI ABOUT THE QUADS DON'T WORRY!

    I completely agree with you, and jeez I am so happy to be alive, and grateful for the life I have been given. I'll try to touch the sky all the time.

    Alright, so why have I never heard of Relient K before?? I've listened to three or four songs and they're so beautiful, wow. Thank you omg.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. Yeah, eating and listening are two things I do pretty well :) AND THANK YOU!

      It's pretty good to be alive, isn't it? It's so easy to forget everything we've been given and get caught up in all our little problems.

      They're amazing, aren't they?!?! I've listened to their new album pretty much non-stop. Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. Beautiful post! Great food for thought.

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  3. This is a lovely post. :) I'm listening to Relient K right now, and already love their sound. You make great points, and we should definitely all reach for the sky because as the song says, 'it was made for me to touch.' :D

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like them! Thanks for commenting, Melissa!

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  4. Beautiful post! It sounds like you had a great time! I love doing my own thing outdoors. And trampolines are the best! I haven't jumped on one in forever.

    Oh, now I really want to listen to Relient K's new album. I want to listen to Switchfoot's too. Why did EVERYONE come out with a new album on the same summer? XD

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    1. Thank you so much! TRAMPOLINES ARE THE BEST! It should be the law that everyone has one. *runs off to court to make it a law*

      I've heard a lot about Switchfoot, I've been meaning to look into them. I'm pretty sure Relient K and Switchfoot have toured a lot together, so it's next on my list :)

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  5. Seriously, this was beautiful. And that thought of touching the sky - as you said, there's so much contained in that one line.. Thank you so much for sharing. xx

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  6. What a lovely post. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful and I love that line; I'll need to listen to the song. Isn't it amazing that God made the world for us and us for the world and it all for his pleasure? I often have rushes of love for the land, Scotland and England. And it is wonderful too to know that God has a plan and purpose for us.

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    1. Thank you so much, Emily! IT'S JUST SO COOL. It's great that He's got it all covered, and I just have to remember that instead of freaking out at everything. Thanks for commenting!

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