Oh, what fun getting to know some dear friends we met recently! We ladies found we had many things in common when they came and visited us two weeks ago. We had a rich time of fellowship; we talked, played games, laughed, and were taught how to bake and frost an amazing cake (which I will share photos of soon).
Amy loves photography. She loves capturing a unique moment in time, something that would otherwise be lost forever. She loves pointing us to a loving Creator. She inspires us to worship.
In its finest moments, her camera becomes an instrument of praise, an extension of her heart, an outpouring of gratitude and worship. Here I share God’s beautiful handiwork and some of the simple joys of life as seen through Amy’s lens.
“…Whatever is true…
…whatever is noble…
…whatever is right, whatever is pure…
…whatever is lovely…
…whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—…
…think about such things. ~Philippians 4:8
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” ~Ecclesiastes 3:11
He Alone Is Worthy of Worshiping
God has let us in on a great secret: not only did He create all things by His son, but for Him.
“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.” ~ Colossians 1: 16
Creation, therefore, finds its reason for existence is God alone; and man discovers his own reason for existence only as he learns to praise his Creator, Jesus Christ. We, as creatures, are limited. Our Creator stands apart, entirely different, and He alone is worthy of the worship of His whole creation!
The Greek word for man is anthropos. It is interesting to note that popular Greek etymology declared that anthropos meant the ‘upward looker’.
“How could I say there is no God?
When all around creation calls!!”
~Brian Doerksen – Creation Calls
“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”
~ William Shakespeare
“God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through Life with our eyes shut.”
~ Alexander Graham Bell
“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Even a bare winter woods becomes a cathedral”
~ Connie Smiley (Ozark Grace)
“God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.” ~ Martin Luther
“If God did not exist, He would have to be invented. But all nature cries aloud that He does exist: that there is a supreme intelligence, an immense power, an admirable order, and everything teaches us our own dependence on it.”
“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” ~Genesis 8:22
“He changes times and seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” ~Daniel 2:21
First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus —
Crocus. ~ Lilja Rogers
Regardless of whether we see sunset or sunrise, we can say with the psalmist:
“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” ~Psalm 118:24
“You crown the year with Your bounty, and Your carts overflow with abundance.” ~Psalm 65:11
Where sunflower sentries stand tall over the garden…
…where beauty of design springs from the soil, season after season, tended by the Caretaker,
…to be encased in wrapping paper and armored skins,
…adorned with golden chalices…
… each new day bringing yet more harvest….and worship.
“We all live off His generous bounty,
gift after gift after gift.”
~John 1: 16 [The Message]
Amy even graciously took a few photos of me. I usually feel awkward and uncertain when having my picture taken, but she made me feel relaxed and does wonders with a camera. She is currently using a Canon 60D and has a 50mm and also a 70-300mm lens.
Thanks for reading!