Photo: Over the entrance to the Gothic Church of Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens – Ireland
Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens is a majestic manmade structure we visited in Ireland. The walk from the car to the grounds held an amazing view of the landscape. There was so much to look at, it would have been easy to miss things.
Wish camera in hand, I had to remind myself to look up as well as all around. This was true in so many of the structures we saw and places we visited. The stone carvers and builders put an incredible amount of detail in things overhead that most people don’t even take time to notice.
Life is like that in general. We spend so much time looking ahead to the future and hoping for how it will turn out, so much time reviewing the past, and so much time trying to get through another day, that we often fail to stop and just look up. The beauty in the details of our daily life are there if we will take time for God and always remind our spirit to look heavenward. Without the realization of the details the master builder has put into the plan and purpose of our individual lives, we really don’t see the whole big picture.
No matter where we find ourselves in life – whether in the woodlands, desert, mountaintop, or ocean (literally and spiritually), we will always find a new perspective of where we are if we will simply take the time to look up.