Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Story Behind the Picture

I have been drooling over a fancy, super-expensive camera, while taking a zillion shots with my point and shoot and not being happy with any of them.

For some reason the lens cap did not open all the way on my point and shoot when I went to take a picture earlier this week. I started to freak out a bit, but thankfully I was able to turn the camera off and then back on again and the camera fixed itself.

When I downloaded the pictures, the picture in my header was the first picture on the card. In my opinion, it couldn't be a more perfect shot.

It is a wonderful reminder that I am good enough just the way I am, with just the things I have. I didn’t need a fancy, super-expensive camera to get this shot. As a matter of fact, I never would have achieved this shot with that type of camera.

It is a wonderful reminder to look at life from a different perspective. I am able to focus on things that I haven’t been able to focus on before because of the perspective of this picture. You can’t see little man's face, but you can see how he crosses his feet. How many pictures have I taken where his feet have been crossed just as they so often are and I have completely overlooked that part of the picture because it was not the focus?

It is a wonderful reminder that we never really have the full story. There is more to every story, just as there is more to this picture, even though we can’t see it. Only God has the full story. God is constantly trying to talk to us and fill more of the story in for us, but we have faith in Him and listen to what He is telling us.

Thank you for the reminders, Lord!  Everything does happen for a reason. I am truly blessed and incredibly thankful.


  1. Love that picture. Even before I read your post, I was thinking what an amazing picture. In all of our imperfections, we are perfect. Bless you.

  2. I'm enjoying all your thoughtful insights. It's great when you get the ah ha moments, that help you get more perspective on life.
    When I started photography, I gave myself permission to use the camera on my cellphone as I practiced getting the hang of taking photos. I have lots of photos that I that time! I was so glad that I didn't wait until I got a "flash" (what we say in New Zealand to mean expensive) camera before I started getting into photography.

  3. I, too, first saw the photo and thought, now how did she get that li'l one to sit in that stream of light like that?! Just a gorgeous view of life. Well said!