Friday, January 29, 2010

Fingerprint Friday

Has a week really gone by since my last Fingerprint Friday post? For those who don't know, Fingerprint Friday was started by Beki, at The Rusted Chain and is based on the song by Steven Curtis Chapman, that contains the line..."when I look at you, I can see the fingerprints of God." To participate, go to Beki's blog and follow the instructions.

A recurring theme of my Fingerprint Friday posts is sunsets. We have some mighty beautiful sunsets here on our farm in NW Georgia. I've said before that only God is creative enough to take the dust and pollution in the atmosphere and turn it into something so beautiful that it can literally take your breath away.

Last night, I was once again in the kitchen when the sun began to set and once again, I was amazed at what I saw outside my window. Once again I grabbed my camera and headed out to shoot the sunset.

But something strange happened. When I shot the photo, it didn't come remotely close to the brilliance of the sunset I was seeing. I checked my settings and tried again...it was an okay sunset but absolutely nothing like what I was seeing...



Yet, I am telling you, this sunset was every bit as impressive as the one from last week and I just could not capture it. I went in the house and looked out my window and it was incredible. The sky was filled with various shades of purple and pink and yellow. I stood there for a second and then grabbed my camera again and went outside. Pretty much the same results...



So in I go, truly disappointed and I look out that window again and it is still so glorious and then God spoke to my heart and I realized that this sunset was not meant to be photographed by me.
Maybe someone else would be doing that with brilliant results.

But on this day, on this farm, looking out this kitchen window,
this sunset was meant to make me stop and consider how wonderful His creation truly is.
To be amazed that He could simply speak all of this into being.
To be still and know that He is God.
To bathe in the beauty of His fingerprint.

So, that's what I did and for me, it was the best sunset that I have ever seen.


2 comments:

  1. Sunsets are so beautiful and an amazing fingerprint of God. I know exactly what you mean about photographing them, it's just nothing compared to being there in person to see the brilliance. Beautiful pictures though and you're lucky that you can see sunsets out your kitchen window. Keep looking and snapping pictures for those of us who have no view out of our windows!

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  2. Gorgeous! Beautiful fingerprint.

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