Look up!

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“On a day in the autumn, I saw a prairie eagle mortally wounded by a rifle shot. His eyes still gleamed like a circle of light. Then he slowly turned his head, and gave one more searching and longing look at the sky. He had often swept those starry spaces with his wonderful wings. The beautiful sky was the home of his heart. It was the eagle’s domain. A thousand times he had exploited there his splendid strength. In those faraway heights he had played with the lightnings, and raced with the winds, and now, so far away from home, the eagle lay dying, done to the death, because for once he forgot and flew too low. The soul is that eagle. This is not its home. It must not lose the skyward look. We must keep faith, we must keep hope, we must keep courage, we must keep Christ. We would better creep away from the battlefield at once if we are not going to be brave. There is no time for the soul to stampede. Keep the skyward look, my soul; keep the skyward look!

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Keep looking up—

The waves that roar around thy feet, 

Jehovah-Jireh will defeat 

When looking up.

Keep looking up—

Though darkness seems to wrap thy soul; 

The Light of Light shall fill thy soul 

When looking up.

Keep looking up—

When worn, distracted with the fight;

Your Captain gives you conquering might 

When you look up.

We can never see the sun rise by looking into the west. JAPANESE PROVERB”

Excerpt From: L. B. E. Cowman. “Contemporary Classic/Streams in the Desert.” ZONDERVAN. iBooks. 

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