I don’t know much about photography. I’ve never taken a class, and I don’t use a fancy camera. All I know is that taking pictures has become a source of joy and flair. Just yesterday, I realize that what photographers do best is capture the light. We have a whole day to observe the light.
|Morning Sky and Cherry Blossoms|
When I look at the light all day, I see the world differently.
|Purple Flowers in Afternoon|
|Tiny Spider Web at 3:00 PM|
|Hello, Late Afternoon Little Bug|
|Cherry Blossoms as Sun Sets|
There’s a gift to receive because the light shines. Even when dim and hard to discern, there’s a gift. As I think about the radiance of God today, I remember that a life of faith means I’m a photographer setting out to capture the light. I open my eyes and see His radiance. That light reveals truth and guides us to beauty, to hope, and to salvation. The prophet Isaiah writes:
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake them.
With camera in hand, living with flair means I set out in faith that God can turn any darkness into light. I look through that lens and see it today. We are not forsaken, and any rough places will be smoothed. The result? Radiance! Beauty! We are not forsaken.
Journal: Is there a darkness today that God will turn to light?