I received a most wonderful gift from my son last Christmas...
a new camera.
It is a Cannon Rebel... I still have it on automatic,
(which I plan on changing soon -when I get the time to look into it)
but... a most amazing gift came with it. The lens opened a new world for me, it opened the door to the details of my life that the Lord has given me.
It took the hidden and magnified them as praise in my life to the Lord. It created in me a thankful heart.
Now I have been taking pictures for years and I appreciated my snap and shoot but somehow this camera with it's long lens brings clarity into my life and with it some perspective of the most beautiful details of my life that I had been missing. With this camera I become part of the process... holding it to my eye and closing everything else out I become one with it and I see with a new perspective.
I found with this new found clarity that thankfulness became joy in my life... my details that surround me, my everyday life turned to joy in the details. The life that I didn't take time to notice or ponder on for just a couple of seconds I see now. When I look through the lens I see a beautiful world in its most intimate setting, it is seeing with my spiritual eyes the life that surrounds me... my true reality.
And so this Sunday morning as I sit here having my morning coffee on the patio enjoying the beautiful day I have before me...
I grabbed my camera and saw through the lens a most beautiful world which transformed my already lovely morning into thankfulness and praise.
It magnified the Lord!
It got me to thinking... Maybe there are others who would like to join me on this journey of capturing the details of life. You don't have to have a great camera or be a photographer.
I certainly am not. It is all about appreciating what surrounds you. It is just seeing through the lens of your own life.
Join me every Monday for a linked photo gathering.
O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
Isn't this little guy amazing?
Please join me every Monday starting June 11 for
A photo linked gathering