Christmas Morning in the Desert

Christmas morning in the desert.

A beautiful day.

I got up early and lit a holiday candle, filling the room with the sweet aroma of cinnamon. I spent quiet time with the Lord, meditating on Ephesians 2:10 and writing all that I learned from the Lord in my Quiet Time Notebook —

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10 NLT

As I read this verse I thought about how God is the one who has created us and He is the one who leads and guides us throughout life. He has a plan for our life, filled with good things we are meant to do. We may be unknown in this world, but we are known in heaven and it is heaven that will tell the story of all that God has done in and through us. The best thing we can do is know God and then make Him known through the message of our lives.

So I was thinking about all of this today. I looked out the window and saw the sun begin to cast its glow through the sky. There were many clouds. And they were beginning to light up with color.

So I grabbed my cameras and my beloved tripod, jumped in the car, and drove to my favorite place to shoot the sunrise. I bracketed the exposures to capture the dynamic range.

This is my favorite capture of the morning.

When I processed it, I decided to add a painterly look because it just seemed like God was truly painting the sky.

So today, dear friend, I want to wish you a merry and blessed Christmas. And may you realize how precious and loved you are by God.

God bless you.

Dear Lord, thank You for Your love, mercy and grace. Thank You for being the meaning of Christmas. You truly are the reason for the season. I love You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!

Catherine

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For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10 NLT

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  • Title: Christmas Morning In The Desert
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  • Description: Time with God Christmas morning in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 12/25/17
  • Camera: Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-120mm, FL 24mm, ISO 400, f/5.6, AEB.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photo Shoot in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Topaz Software.
  • Copyright ©2018 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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