Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A Study of Light

I took the following photos on our camping trip within about a 16 hour time frame. What is so amazing is how you can almost see the light even though light is not something you can see or understand; you see what it touches. God created light and then used it throughout the Bible as a metaphor for Himself.

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It was so cool how every time I came down over the dune, the landscape was new and different. Add to all this the sensations of warm sand and the breeze off the lake, the constant sound of the waves and good will, the scents of pine needles and campfires (and something coming out of the pit pots), the absolute strain of climbing my old body back up the dune, and it was all very stimulating. When I returned back to home and work (my life) on Monday, I felt plain. I was probably just tired. But I remember the Light.

Isaiah 60:19 The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.

Ephesians 5:14
13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

John 1:4
In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.

John 1:9
The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world

Rev. 22:5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.


Andrea said...

I can't believe this is lake Michigan! It's so beautiful.
The light from the sun is breathtaking, we can "only imagine" what the light from the son will be.

Jewels said...

Yes, it was amazing. It's always so different - calm, waves, dead fish years, and not salty! Bridgie said the waves were fun.

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Bob said...

What beautiful pictures! I love your thought about "remembering the Light".

Grim Reality Girl said...

Stunning photos... Lake Michigan holds such beauty!

Maeghan said...

Grrreat pictures!