Friday, May 6, 2011

It's All About the Light

 Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12

Taking great pictures is all about the light. Finding it, chasing it, capturing it. And not just any light either, the right light. I am finding with my photos that either I don't have enough light or I have too much. Once in a while I get it right on the money, and at this point it is a fluke when I do because I don't know what I am doing.....yet. Right now I am trying to figure out how to get just the right amount of light in pictures I take at sunset, so they don't look washed out. 

Jesus talked a lot about light. In fact, He was the light. When we find Him we find everything. We don't have to chase Him, because He already made the first move. He died so that we could find it, find Him. The Bible says in John 1:4: 

 "In him was life, and that life was the light of men."

I am so glad I don't have to run all over the place to find Him. He is right here with me at all times........When life comes crashing in, I can go to a quiet place and find Him. And when I can't get to that quiet place, I feel the stillness of His Spirit in my soul. I carry Him around and He allows it, wants it.

That blows my mind.

And He leads me places.......Sometimes He leads me walking. The other day while I was mulling over everything in my photo book, trying to make sense of it all and get my brain to work, I went out for a short walk around the park. I sensed Him saying, "See what you would have missed if you hadn't come out here?"

Taking a walk is like letting the light in.......but only if you open your eyes to what He wants to show you. I confess, sometimes I have walked and been so upset I haven't seen a thing.

But I don't like walks like that, I want the other kind.

Peace in Him, Lori

photo courtesy of public domain pictures


  1. Very good post Lori, As someone who enjoys photography I loved the anaology.

  2. beautiful light in this way ...

  3. Thank you fellow bloggers! I find great encouragement in your comments :-)


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