"The point is the love story. We live in a love story in the midst of war." John Eldredge

The image of chaos both in the ancient times and now, finds representation in the mystery of water. On board a vessel over the Atlantic, I gazed with reasonable fear at what seemed like the unrelenting chant of an unknown warrior. The monster of war waves its flag.

On the second day of creation, the element of expanse constantly intrigued me:

And God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning the second day. Genesis 1:6-8 ESV

There is the obvious context of existing warfare. A divine space had to be created to set the dividing wall.

I guess the reason why we have the Sky is for us to be reminded of a protective vest that is made available through the auspice of God's shielding love.

Whenever I droop in spirit, I force my senses to look upward.

I do put on the armor but I am quick in asking God to guard my heart.