Thursday, September 9, 2010


This has been a hard week.  Life is just not easy sometimes and when that's true for those you love, it makes you want to ask the age old question, "Why?"  While I often ask that question, I rarely get an answer and if I do, it's always after enough time has gone by that I'm looking in hindsight.  I try to instead ask "What?" so I can be on the lookout for what God may have for me in any given moment.

I thought about that a few days ago as I was experimenting with some editing features on my computer.  I really know very little about it and don't have any of the good software to really try and learn.  I'm hoping to change that in the near future, but for now I'm very limited in what I'm capable of doing.  That being said, I was able to get some interesting looks to an original picture I had taken in Baltimore last year.  As I was looking at the results, I had a small epiphany.  (Side note - isn't that a cool word?  It's one of my favorites and it's just not one you get to use on a regular basis.)

What was this insight you ask?  I'll see if I can explain it by first showing you the original picture I used in my editing experiment.

It was an ordinary scene made extraordinary by the perfect combination of a full moon and a clear night and great timing. Now look at several more pictures of the same scene, but this time with various editing techniques.

The picture is always the same, but with editing the overall look was changed and also how one might perceive it. I realized that the same is true with God. He allows different exposures, color adjustments, and tints in our lives that might change our overall look, but they still keep us the person He created without changing our purpose.

Psalms 138:8 - "The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting ; do not forsake the works of Your hands."

1 comment:

Glenda said...

I really needed to hear what you wrote in this blog. Thankyou dear friend.

Your photo editing is absolutely beautiful. That's one of my favorite photos you've shared.

Love you...and thank God for you!
In Him, Glenda