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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Break Open the Sky
It's not often that I post about my faith (or really anything personal) since this blog is mainly about pictures, but today it directly relates to the picture.

If you've been a regular reader for really any length of time you know that I'm a huge fan of sunrises and sunsets. Mainly because they create a scene you've seen before, but with a new twist that you can't control, predict or ever see again. My personal belief is that God created everything and that includes crafting sunrises and sunsets. Sure, you can reduce a sunset to the science of weather and light reflection, but what's the fun in that?

I like taking pictures not only because I like photography, but because it gives me an excuse to get away from everything and just enjoy God's creation. I set up my camera, grab my remote trigger, and from then on the photography requires very little thought, so I'm left with plenty of time to listen to music and pray. On this particular day I was listening to Tenth Avenue North and as I was watching this scene unfold, I started thinking about how it looked like the sun was trying to break through the clouds. At first there were just a few rays of light that escaped, but as the sun rose higher it just shattered through clouds shining sun rays everywhere. You can't tell from the picture, but the center where the sun is was so bright it was hard to look at.

I began to think that this is what my relationship with God is like, him always trying to break through to me and me doing my best to block the light. As I started to leave the song Strong Enough to Save came on, which I've heard before, but never really listened to the lyrics until this day. Here's the chorus:

And He'll break
open the skies to save
those who cry out his name
throwing the wind and waves at bay
He's strong enough to save you

I suppose it could have been a coincidence, but I just don't think so.

Break Open the Sky
posted by Brian @ 10:29 AM  
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