Beauty In All Things
“Anyone can take a picture…a person with a passion sees the picture before it’s taken.”-Anonymous
Photography has always been a huge passion in my life. I often catch myself thinking, "I wish I had my camera on me right now because that would make a perfect picture!" I try to keep my camera on me at all times but I have a 2 year old and a 2 month old so it's almost impossible to add anything else to my load without making me collapse on the ground.
On the few rare occasions when I do have my camera on me, I always find random “ordinary” things to take pictures of. Taking the pictures and uploading them is the easy part, but the fun part is…editing! Every “ordinary” picture I take, I turn it into a beautiful masterpiece…well in my eyes at least. Editing a picture shows me that there is beauty in ALL things and things that are already beautiful can be made even more beautiful.
I recently found myself thinking about the story All Things Bright and Beautiful written by Cecil Frances Alexander. Growing up I remember my older sister loving this book. It tells about how all things are beautiful and how God made them just for us. This poem perfectly describes my pictures that I take and edit. For those of you who don’t know the book and/or hymn…here it is!
All things bright and beautiful...All creatures great and small...All things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all!
Each little flower that opens...Each little bird that sings...He made their glowing colors. He made their tiny wings.
The rich man in his castle...The poor man at his gate...God made them high or lowly and ordered their estate.
The purple headed mountain...The river running by...The sunset and the morning...That brightens up the sky.
The cold wind in the winter...The pleasant summer sun...The ripe fruits in the garden, he made them every one.
The tall trees in the greenwood...The meadows where we play...The rushes by the water, we gather every day.
He gave us eyes to see them and lips that we might tell, how great is God Almighty! Who has made all things well.