Wednesday, November 9, 2011
When There Are No Words
But I can do it now.
I have the time and the availability; I have the good health and the ability.
And -- I’ve got a darn fine Canon PowerShot A590 camera to visually capture, the best that I can, the beauty and the loveliness of the Lord God’s creation in these places I often find on my drives and my walks.
Some of these spots are well known to me and to people from this area. Others are not. Some are places I’ve just ‘happened’ upon, places to which the Lord God has guided me. Places I had no idea even existed so close to me. They have become my 'hiding places', if you will.
I find comfort there
I find peace there
I find contentment there
I find joy there
I find the beauty and holiness and the nearness of my Lord God there
And so I’ve taken to carrying my little camera with me everywhere I go. Because I’ve found that, more often than not, when I’m not looking and I least expect it is when my Abba allows me to stumble upon some breathtaking, indescribably glorious or sweetly simplistic Kodak -- um, Canon -- moment in the sky or along the landscape:
A brilliant, Technicolor (almost double) rainbow
A show-stopping sunset or sunrise
Thick, swirling fog resting gently upon a lake or a pond in the early morning light
An astounding, eye-catching cloud formation
The surprise of colorful flowers in a drab spot
A sudden burst of autumnal brilliance in a grove of trees
Various winged, two and four-legged creatures and beings at work or at play or at rest
When I have no thoughts to share or I'm at a loss to verbally describe what I see--
There are pictures…..
Snapshots of life, visuals to share and to convey
And the Glory of our amazing Father and Creator God!
From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God ~ Indescribable, by Chris Tomlin (lyrics by Laura Story)