Look Up

by Dee Lorraine

The modern titans of industry constructed majestic skyscrapers with luxurious penthouse apartments.

The titans lived it up, got big tax breaks, and paid their workers as little as possible.

“You’re lucky to have jobs.”

“Don’t like it? Quit.”

Their workers lived in tiny houses, shacks, tents, cars, or nearby parks.

But the workers weren’t down. They looked up. Past the penthouses.

“The joy of the Lord is my strength.”

One day, lightning struck. The earth shook. Skyscrapers crumbled and fell. Penthouses became rubble.

The titans of industry were down. They didn’t know what to do.

Their workers said, “Look up.”


Scripture References (KJV)
Nehemiah 8:10
Psalms 121
John 15:9-12


Dee Lorraine writes fiction, non-fiction, prose, and poetry. Her 100-word stories often appear in the online literary journal Friday Flash Fiction. She makes videos for drabble authors and posts them on her YouTube channel, “Superfast Stories.” Having experienced homelessness as an adult, Dee uses her YouTube channel, “Provoke Unto Love,” to promote a unique, Christ-centered solution that can end child and family homelessness in the United States permanently.

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