Light Up the Sky

I find it amazing how God gives us exactly what we need, when we need it, and most of the time we get it before we even realize that we need it.

God repeatedly does that for me through music. I go through phases, sometimes I only listen to CD's (Okay, my ipod, let's get real here, I doubt I'll ever use CD's again!) and sometimes I listen to K-Love Radio. I find that when I listen to K-Love, a song will come on that will hit me right in the heart where I need it. Sometimes it's a slow, intimate song that touches my heart. I am finding though, that during this Chapter of my life, that I am enjoying JOY-FILLED songs. A little over a week ago I heard The Afters song, "Light Up the Sky" and I liked it from the first time I heard it. It is peppy, fun, and above all, it has helped draw me close to God in the past week.

So, on the way to and from work (About a ten minute drive) I listen to it. It helps me keep my eyes, ears, and heart focused where it needs to be. It also helps remind me that I'm not alone this side of Heaven. I know that I'm not, but after hearing this song I find myself smiling, as I can see God lighting up the sky just for me. He's not, but it's an incredible thought. Besides, I doubt He minds me pretending that He does. *grin*

Here are the lyrics. I hope you take a moment and check it out. There are several ways to hear it online. It will make ya smile, I promise!!!

Light Up the Sky
By The Afters

When I'm feeling all alone
With so far to go
The signs that know we're on this road
Are guiding me home
When the night is closing in
Is falling on my skin
Oh God, will you come close

You light, light, light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me that you are with me
And I, I, I can't deny
No I can't deny that you and right here with me
You've opened my eyes
So I can see you all around me
You light, light, light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me that you are with me

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 (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, I, I can't deny

No I can't deny that you and right here with me
You've opened my eyes
So I can see you all around me
You light, light, light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me that you are with me

So I'll run straight to your arms
You're the bright and morning sun
To show your love there's nothing you won't do (nothing you won't do)

You light, light, light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me that you are with me
And I, I, I can't deny
No I can't deny that you and right here with me
You've opened my eyes
So I can see you all around me
You light, light, light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me that you are with me

*grin*

Life.
Is.
Good.