From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised.
As I pulled out my phone and turned on the camera, one of my daughters says, “Mom, they all look the same…”
“Yeah, they kinda do,” another informs me.
That got me to thinking about why I take these “same” pictures of the sky scape.
I guess these pictures look alike because God is unchanging, yet he’s always revealing different aspects of Himself to us. So in each picture I see a subtle new facet of God’s awesomeness, things we can only notice because of the Holy Spirit that He places inside each one of us.
And as I look up to heaven, I converse with Him. Pictures are one dimensional and fail to capture the “heart” or the feeling of His presence as I pray, confess, listen…worship, and yes- gaze with wonder at His magnificent creation. Each picture I take while I’m on a walk is like a God-selfie. They might all look the same to some, but I can remember the heart to heart I had with Him in each of these moments…
And let’s face it, (pun intended) when we take all these “selfies” of ourselves, don’t we always look like the same person? Picture after picture, we may make subtle changes in our appearance, but our true self doesn’t change.
And while the colors light up the sky, I wait in the quiet to hear Him, and to see Him.
As a musician, my heart longs for instruments and voices in perfect harmony- but the silence is just as beautiful. The sky is like His orchestra- clouds and light colliding and forming perfect symphonic pictures…leaving me silenced-
and listening for His voice… and standing in awe- that He would meet me here. Each and every time. Taking these photos is like capturing a glimpse of Him.
They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs;
You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy. – Psalm 65:8