Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Promise of Words

If words could do justice to what I feel right now, there would be no need for pictures that stir the soul. But I need pictures, and I need words, to express my deep emotions. A word, a photo, a song, a poem. This is what I use to express the deep of who I am. I am more than simply words, more than just a picture. The real heart of a person is found, not in faces, clothes, or mere, flat words. We exist in soul. We are found in words that express heartfelt emotion; in soul-stirring photos that mean more than proper lighting and placement. We are found by expressing who we are beneath the surface to others who respond in kind. We begin to understand one another by sharing our hearts.



Picture the pastel glow of early sun-rising. Light breaking over pale gray mountains as purple fog slowly drifts and begins to fade over the valley of long, wild grass undulating in the soft wind. Picture the thrill of being able to stand on a pinnacle a look around at this breath-taking beauty. This beauty of a fresh day.



A day of hope, with the promise of happiness.




A day of foreboding, with the promise of heart-break.



Anything could happen today.


Anything is possible.


Look at all this and tell me life is surface. I dare you. Tell me life has no meaning. That we evolved from nothing, from meaningless matter. Look at the emotion one paragraph, one photograph can make you feel, and tell me that there is not a God. I dare you.


God created beauty. God created life. “Without him nothing was made that has been made.” Acknowledge Him. Give Him glory for the promise of words; the promise of the Word. For “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

John 1:1-5




“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24