An Angel’s Perspective


Yesterday I flew.  I put on a harness, put myself in the hands of Mexicans who promised it was safe, and the next thing I knew I was flying high over the ocean. I had an angel’s perspective of the world for just a brief moment.  I could see the brown pelicans and the frigates below me.  This would have been my sister’s 50th birthday, I believe.    I could be wrong about that, but I’m pretty sure I am right.  Either way, it seems like an appropriate day for me to take a different view of the world.

Today I went snorkeling. I watched as brightly-coloured fish darted around me, whole schools of fish dashed to and fro, and I floated effortlessly among them, gobsmacked at how God adorns our world. We live in such beauty.   On the way back to the city we met a pod of dolphins who joyfully greeted us, about twenty of them diving before us at one point. As I sat in the sun on the boat, I wondered if there would be dolphins in heaven.  What will heaven be like if there is so much beauty here?



Reflection Questions

What do you imagine the view from heaven is like?

What is the most beautiful image you have seen here on earth?


Give me wings to fly, Creator, when the time comes. Let me soar high above all the pain and sorrow here and rest in Heaven when my days are over. Amen.



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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4 Responses to An Angel’s Perspective

  1. Karen Wheadon says:

    I smile as I read your post Suzanne, your view of the world is beautiful. Your question, what is the most beautiful image I’ve seen here on earth? I could never choose one as I’ve been fortunate to have seen so many:) 💜

    Sent from my iPad


  2. I love that you’re getting time away, and that you’re soaring, Suzanne! May we always see our beautiful world through the eyes of the angels.

    • sstyves says:

      Yes, like the little white one who sent me…..I was thinking about the creator of it while I was away and wondering about an update. I will email you when I settle in here.

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