Jesus said Come to Me all who are thirsty. If you are in darkness I am the Light of the world. Come. Come. Come!
This morning I went out with my grandson and our cameras to catch, snatch, and rehash. Actually, it was filled with lots of tips and ahas. First lesson: follow the light. Its all about the best angles.
2. Don’t be afraid to delete. Keep the keepers and learn from the losers. 3. DON’T MOVE! When not using a tripod its super important to stand solid or lean on a steady surface, get the pic framed then, holding your breath, shoot slowly and carefully. Actually, Christian got some great shots and I, after deleting quite a few, have these gems to share:
Fresh from the shower.
Every drop counts.
Please, won’t you love me?
The glory of morning glory.
And forget none if His benefits.
Who crowns each moment of my life with something of sweetness and love to remind me that He is good. As the water reflects the sky and hills, may my thoughts not become dull or weary with Your faithfulness O my God.
You have planted so many abilities and unique talents in each one of us. All of creation speaks to your heart to bless and see us thrive where we are planted. Give me eyes and heart to recognize and affirm the giftings I see in myself and others.
I see flowers filled with busy bees gathering pollen to mix it up with other plants bearing flowers. Without this interchange where would be the fruit? Where would be the honey? What is it that is helping my life accept and gain blessings and sweetness from others? Could it be the activity of the Holy Spirit? Yes.
You lead me beside quiet waters to restore my soul. I am grateful for times less busy, less demanding yet I haven’t appreciated when those times have been forced on me from illness or when my abilities are no longer needed. I have felt sad, frustrated, sidelined, useless. I forget you are not a silent observer. You wept at Lazarus’ funeral even though you knew all along you would be calling him back to life from his tomb. Easter is coming. I need to daily rise from the ashes of my disappointments. I know because You live, Jesus, I also live. I live. You came to turn my chaos onto order; my self pity into purpose. You are my Good Shepherd.
As flowers strain to catch the sun rays and thrive when basking fully in its light, I ask for a constant infusion of Your Light in my thinking, my heart, my choices. King David said “Better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere. My heart and soul cries out for You, the Living God. Your words are water to my soul.”
We take so much for granted. To wash we need just to turn a faucet. To drink, brush our teeth, clean our dishes or wash our fruit and vegetables it is taken for granted the water will gush forth at the turn of a faucet. Even flush toilets might be considered a tremendous luxury in some third world countries. Besides the abundance of this precious fluid so readily available we have grown to expect it will come filtered and treated against bacteria so we are safe from water borne disease.
I was fascinated by the light and shadows when I took these shots. I think they are beautiful. But more than the photo op I am drawn by gratitude for all the blessings we enjoy.