Through A Glass Darkly

The other morning I was out shooting the sunrise as the clouds have just been magnificent.

I call this photo Through A Glass Darkly.

Just as I was leaving the photoshoot, I turned and looked one last time and saw something special.

And here’s the thing. Every day it’s different out here – the clouds, the sky, the reflections, the atmosphere, the wildlife. I keep coming to this same place with my Bible, journal, and camera, and the view is new every day. And so it is with the Lord. Every day is new with Him, with His Word, talking with Him and listening to Him as He teaches me so much from the Bible. Now we see through a glass darkly (1 Cor. 13:12 NASB), and every day all we see is new, special, and life-transforming.

The NIV translation of 1 Cor. 13:12 tells us that “now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.” Just think about the amazing hope we have of our future life, face to face with our Lord. Not a reflection any more – it will be face to face. We experience new and different things every day with Him now, but eternity will be a whole new story.

I love how CS Lewis wrote about eternity in The Last Battle in The Chronicles of Narnia. Think about these words and know that you have a future that is more beautiful and awesome than you can imagine:

The things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.
CS Lewis, The Last Battle, The Chronicles of Narnia

Oh I can’t wait. I’m just passing through. I’m on my way to face to face with my Lord in glory.

   A note for coffee lovers on the day I took this photo. While I was setting up my tripod first thing before sunrise and getting ready for an amazing morning with the Lord, I set my freshly-brewed coffee down in the grass nearby, with the aroma of it bidding me to take a sip. I got my tripod set up and was just ready to sit down to read from my Bible and happily sip my coffee. I turned to pick up my cup of coffee and gasped to see that it had fallen over and only a sip of it was left. I was sad. Moral of this story: Always set your coffee down on a flat surface, especially when you are out shooting landscape photography.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


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  • Title: Through A Glass Darkly
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  • Description: Filtered rising sun lake reflections in Palm Desert, CA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 07/28/13
  • Camera: Nikon D7000, 18-105mm lens
  • Photoshoot: My favorite vantage point shot toward Mount San Jacinto near our home in Palm Desert, CA.
  • Post-Processing: Nikon D7000, 18-105mm lens, Photomatix Pro, Adobe Photoshop
  • Copyright ©2018 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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