God in all things, Photography, Scenery, Travel

New is Old

This is a photo of the New River Gorge which recently became a National Park. The name for this River is somewhat ironic because the New River is considered by some geologists to be one of the oldest rivers in the world.

In the Bible, there is a New Testament but there isn’t anything new about it other than the name. If fact, it is a story as old as God’s love for else. Timeless/eternal.

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Standing Out

This is a photo of Mt Rainier from our trip 4 years ago. The mountain certainly makes for a striking image. One reason is that the peak is so much higher than the surrounding area. As I understand it, this is expressed as the topographic prominence which is over 13,000 ft for Mt Rainier (most in the contiguous US).

We are called to stand out. To be a city on a hill. How? Through our love. Love of God, love of neighbor.

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Seasons

This photo was taken in December on my third visit to these falls in 6 months. There was a striking difference in the water between the visits. In the summer, there was lots of water which was very clear. In the fall, there was almost no water flowing over the falls. The third visit found plenty of water, but it was very muddy.

I find these changes to be a metaphor for the ups and downs we experience in life. Water can represent so many different things: joy, peace, love, hope to name a few. It is important to recognize that in the “seasons” of life, each of these will be available in different ways and varied amounts.

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God’s Love

This is a photo inside the Carlsbad Caverns, near the entrance. The Caverns are difficult to capture with photography, in large part because It’s hard to gain perspective on the size of the Caverns. In fact, after our tour of the Caverns, I still don’t have a good concept of how large they are. For some perspective in this photo, there are a couple of people who you can see if you zoom in just to the left and below center of the photo.

In a similar way, it is hard to grasp the magnitude of God’s love. 1 Corinthians 13 describes God’s love, but it is hard for our minds to fully grasp something so far beyond our limits.

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