I am not a professional when it comes to taking pictures, but I have always dreamed of learning some day. I have a fairly nice camera but I only know how to operate it on the manual settings. I don’t know anything about shutter speed, or aperture.
But I love that pictures capture a snapshot of a moment in time.
I was driving out of town one evening and the sunset that was displayed across the sky behind me was amazing.
The reds, oranges and yellows painted the sky, the clouds danced in its beauty and I wanted to just stop and take it all in.
I snapped a quick picture of my review mirror view because I wanted to capture the sight. Sunsets happen quickly, within moments the sun had set and the sky lost its brilliance.
As I drove I praised God for His creation.
So often I forget, I don’t take the time to really see the beauty that is around me.
I get hurried and stressed and can’t see past my own “problems”, if you can even call life that. It’s just life. Yes at times it is a frenzy, if you are in my home there may just be a child screaming at one point or another. It is not typically the type of environment that you sit and just drink in the beauty around you! 😉
But God’s creation IS all around us. Sometimes we just have to stop and see it. Really see it. Recognize it as the handiwork of a pretty talented Creator.
Snap a picture, write it down, sit quietly in prayer, capture these moments and thank God for them. If we are seeking Him with our lives we will see them.
And the view, whether in front of us or in our rear-view mirror, is stunning.