While walking with Abby to the bus stop a few days ago I had decided to carry my camera along to capture some tree buds in the early morning light. As we walked and enjoyed the morning breeze, Abby looked up at me and said, “Mom, I think one of the things God put you here to do is take beautiful pictures of His creation and share them with others.” I was speechless, which most of you know is not common.
While I know that I am not a professional, I do love to take photos. My favorite things to photograph are nature and its movements including birds, flowers, bugs, grains, people, animals and anything and everything with life. I love to wait and watch for that moment where you can see someone’s personality shine, capture a bird cleaning her feathers, or view the light illuminate a flower’s pure colors. God has created beauty all around and I love to catch it in action to save and share with others. Abby’s words were so wonderful to hear, because I didn’t feel like that is what I was doing or able to do until she spoke so plainly that morning. I have always loved to take photos, but I had never thought of it as something that I share with others. I wouldn’t say that photography is my main talent or one what will change the world. However, the eye for photography is a gift I was given and it is my joy to share it with others.
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6