" A picture is worth a thousand words." A good photo tells stories on it's own, or reminds you of love, peacefulness, and seasons of life. Photography captures moments in time, remembers for you, until they make their way to a box with other random pictures or a small frame. As I spent the day at Botanical Gardens with some friends who are using photography as a ministry I was reminded of the power of a moment in life. It feels this way when you start to clearly see things, small pieces fit together, the fog clears. As Lent begins to come to a close there are many aspects of Christ that have become clearer. Each day there is a new description of Christ that is uncovered, such as "the Door, the Shepherd, the Truth, the Passover Lamb," and it makes the evidence of Christ's incarnation visible. The photography sessions were small snapshots of time, joy, and color. No one to explain those small details that bring the awe of seeing a savored moment...albeit the photograph itself can speak a thousand words. Photography lends itself to speak without speaking, as Creation too, resinates sounds within and outside of itself.
And this is how the Saturday ended. Gazing at this beautiful creation miles away in the sky. Another photographer friend of mine who has amazing talent for taking good pictures (see link) spent some time looking into the sky. As we finally focused the right lens, he pointed to the telescope and said "look at that." The ridges and gray surfaces were still and cold as the other quarter of the moon rested in complete darkness. This too was an image worth a thousand words. Thanks friends, and thank you Jesus for making a way to enjoy God and hear his voice in so many ways!