Monday, July 12, 2010
A picture is worth a thousand words....but a good word is still good!
I've posted three pictures here that I think have some theological merit....but not overtly so! The first picture above is from the Windows at Arches National Park. There is something about those arches that compel people to want to be next to them, inside of them, to peer through them as if they offered a glimpse into heaven itself. I like this picture of hikers standing and sitting in the arch. For me it reflects our desire for God, for the holy, our search for meaning and our looking for windows where God might be found.
This next picture is from Canyon Lands National Park and it is a simple photo of two outcroppings of rock that frame a magnificent vista in the back ground with needles coming up from the desert floor. I have another picture I took which is just the opposite--the background is clear and the forground is out of focus. To me this picture reflects the difficulty of being in this world but not of it. It is hard to focus both on this world and on our spiritual world.