Thursday, May 12, 2011

Skywatch Friday Thoughts and More

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Sometimes different people see the same thing differently.  God made us that way.  Here are three examples of the same photo.  The first capture has minor adjustments made in order to sharpen the image.

 The second copy of the same image has a little more contrast added to it in order to enhance the colors and draw the eye into the image.  The viewer tends to focus on the warm colors near the bottom third of the capture.

Finally there have been major adjustments made to the color curves.  The result is that the viewer's attention tends to be drawn to the white space in the clouds above the colors.

Our lives tend to be similar to these photos.  There are days when we don't have a real focus.  We tend to just get through the day.  It is relatively uneventful and little changes are made to our life, much like the first image.
Then, there are days when we tend to focus on the world around us.  The colors, the activities, our busy schedules, it all just keeps our noses to the ground trying to make sense of it all, and hoping that tomorrow will be a better day.
For those of us who call ourselves Christians, we have the opportunity to focus on those things that are above.  We can focus on our relationship with our Creator and His plan for our lives.  Too often, we fail to take advantage of that relationship.  Too often, we settle for less than the best, because we don't have a real focus for the day.  Our lives could be so much better if we just changed our focus.  I know I need to get my eyes and mind off of the world around me, and look up to the One who created me, loves me, cares for me, and sent His son to die on a cross for me, that I might have eternal life.  I'm sure there would be more good days if I would just focus on 'How Great Is Our God."

"For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised."  1 Chronicles 16:25


  1. Great post, great pics, and great words. I think many of get all balled up in doing stuff "for" Jesus. He really wants us to be "with" him I think first, from there we can do the "for." The "with" I think is what he desires the most.

  2. Thank you for this beautiful post. The pictures are wonderful and your words spell it out clearly. I appreciate your positive reminder.

    God bless,

    Kathy M.