Gary Strader/gStrader Photography

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Beauty In The Little Things

Tonight I hear from an old friend that someone close to them is about to depart this world. Their time for life is nearing the end.

That about sums it up, does it not? The end of a life, for ourselves, or for someone we hold dear is what most people dread. For many of us however, we know that life will go on. We know there is eternal life awaiting us.

I have renewed my interest in photography in recent years, because I want to capture as best I can the wonderful beauty in life for us all. "For God so loved the world..." The scriptures read of God's love for us. Few realize that love, or can even comprehend the vastness of that love.

Perhaps, death, and the vastness of God are two heavy subjects to be discussing, for sure most of us find ourselves inadequate to talk about. Perhaps we can open our eyes to the little things, the little blessings that God gives us each and every day.

God indeed does give us many blessings, and most of them go by unnoticed, until  one day we awaken to it, or it hits us over the head.

So I try my best to bring to you, through my photography a moment of my life in which I was able to capture those little things that display the vastness of God grace, and love for us , in the beauty that surrounds us in nature, and in everyday life.

Sure, it is easy to get such inspiration on a tropical Island, or a scenic view from a mountain overlook. How about in everyday life?

I give you such clues here in these photos, for they were taken in a parking lot, in a busy business district in town.

So the next time you go out, take a deep breath, and pause, look around you. We are not promised our next breath, it could well be our last, before we are called home. Till that time comes, be awake, and always look for the beautiful blessings that God has left for us to partake.

It can be found in a glorious evening sunset, or in the song of a Bluebird in the tree. Perhaps in a gentle breeze of a summer evening, or perhaps in the reflections in a building in the middle of town. Where ever you look, His love is found, you have but to look to see it.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, God's beauty is all around us, wherever we are we can find it if we will just look. Thank you for sharing the beauty through your photography!