Why I take pictures:
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard."
--Psalm 19: 1-4
Psalm of David in the Bible
What I want my photography to say:
"Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom.
RELAX. God is the creator of everything. He doesn't get tired. He doesn't give up. And He understands how even the roughest things in life, even things we can't comprehend, all "work out for good to them that love God (Romans 8:28)." We can stop trying so hard and let Him be in control--creation is evidence of this truth.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
RENEW. When we relax and let the Creator be in charge, we will find that where we once struggled to find strength He provides it for us. He will renew us. Again, if we look to creation, we see this truth played out over and over again. Renewal happens every spring. Plants pollinate and reseed. Creatures procreate. Even where one thing dies out, we find the birth of something else. Renewal is what God does.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
RESPOND. This is what we do. With faith in God, we step off the cliff of fear and trust God to cause us to soar. With faith in God, we run towards the challenges before us knowing that He will give us strength when others would grow weary. With faith in God, we put one foot in front of the other when others would find themselves without the ability to take another step.
Message from the prophet
Isaiah in the Bible
Italics are words added by me.
So when you see the pictures I have taken, look closely. The "Wow God Moments" I am capturing are my way of telling the world, "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth..." It is my hope that when you see an image I have created, that it reminds you of who the Creator is and that you will RELAX, RENEW, and RESPOND to that truth.