yesterday, i woke up to find this post on a stranger's blog & to say i was overjoyed, is an understatement. THIS is the passion that i feel in my heart & hope others see:
FEBRUARY 15, 2008
They were singing to me
I have to brag on somebody that I don’t know. Okay, well, deeper thought tells me that I’m really bragging about something that God has done. Either way, I am struck in the best way possible.
My friend Beth gave me a link to a photographer’s website to check out some photographs. I’m jumping-out-of-my-skin excited about what I found.
If you aren’t a visual person, you may miss this entirely. But go ahead and look, just in case you are visual and don’t realize it. The photos purely sang to me.
Sharon, the photographer, has a viewpoint that captures the beauty of real life. I love that the poses are not poses, that the subject is sometimes off-center or a little sideways, and that the emotions of the moment are palpable. Her shots are not predictable, yet, I know exactly where she’s coming from and not at all surprised she’s been there. In looking at her shots, my brain shouts “YES! This is how I see it!” Life is off-center, quirky, variable, and very rarely, aligned. At least, not like you’d expect.
That, to me, is one of the most beautiful things about life. I’m so thankful that God is called Creator and that I can see Him in what has been made. In depths and twists and changes - in form and in function - I see Him. In the hands of people I love, in tears of hurt and of joy, and in the dailyness of sleeping, waiting, starting and stopping - I see Him. I definitely see Him in Sharon’s photography.
In usual and unusual, the Lord is beautiful.
thank you, tara, for seeing through my eyes & into my heart!