Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Creation and Comfort

Last night Clayton and I watched a documentary on the late photographer Ansel Adams. His photography is beautiful and amazing. It is amazing because our God is; He gave us a lot to work with when trying to create pieces of art. Here are some of his images. We found the documentary from the library; it was done by PBS. It seems he was quite the character, but sadly did not know the Creator of all his inspiration.

Ansel Adams Photographs HD  Screen shot
I kept thinking about Adams pictures today and it reminded me of Psalm 19. It brought me much needed peace and comfort.

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer."

I am amazed at how much God allows unbelievers to enjoy Him, they would not admit that of course. There is something different about Adams' images, I am thankful he was able to take them. And I am thankful for the great canvas God allows us to live in; instead of just giving us a plain and boring place to live our earthly lives.


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  2. Ansel Adams is one of my favorite photographers. Love your blog, btw. I have been a reader for a year or so and have been encouraged by your posts and your husband's photography. May the Lord bless you and your sweet family!