Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Eyes (and a camera) to See

We recently purchased a digital camera, a Fuji FinePix E-900. It's an excellent camera with nice features. It's by no means a professional camera, but it's very good for everyday family shots. This morning, I've been busy ordering family pictures of the Easter weekend and also my son's 3rd birthday party.

After playing with the camera for a couple of weeks, I've gained an immense admiration for the work of many good and creative photographers on sites such as Flickr. It takes a good eye to see and imagine colors, light, and framing. You can see my novice attempt with my midnight picture of the moon through my front yard tree.

God certainly appreciates art and beauty. The call in Exodus 26-35 for "skilled craftsmen" to construct the Tabernacle is ample proof.

It's interesting, when Satan tempts Adam and Eve in the garden, the lure is their "eyes will be opened." Sure enough, their eyes are opened when they bite the fruit.

However, this opening of eyes actually makes them blind!

Ever since, the world has desperately needed the redemptive ministry of Jesus to open our eyes. When Jesus opens your eyes, you see beauty and see with clarity.

Enjoy the view.

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