Seeing Things From a Different Perspective

Pictures and text by Troy Thomas
Psalm 96:11-12
“Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.
Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord.”
 
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Anyone that knows me, knows that I love taking pictures. In photography the LORD has deposited in me a unique gift of seeing things from a different perspective. Without even trying I visually notice things, like how sunlight reflects across a hardwood floor, the gentle power in the curl of a wave, or how shadows dance across buildings in the late afternoon.  After six years at St. Paul’s, I still love watching the stained glass of our sanctuary come to life as the sun penetrates the century old glass.

 

Often as I take pictures of even simple flowers, I feel the presence of our LORD. Somehow I feel in touch with the glory of God as I notice His handiwork in the smallest and most delicate of designs. My Spirit tells me that all of creation is bowing down in constant worship to the One who created them and gives them life.

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I’m not sure when I first started noticing the evidence of God all around us. But I am sure, once I saw it, I couldn’t stop seeing it. His Glory is everywhere I go, everywhere I look, and it demands my attention. In and out of season, I can’t help but see how even the flowers respond to and obey their Creator.

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Psalm 95:6
“Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.”
 
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Romans 1:20

“For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse.

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